Chilean Merlot Small Batch Wine Kit - Winexpert Classic 1 Gallon Kit
Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile hails this great addition to Winexpert's Classic series. This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavors. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must-have on those crisp autumn evenings.
Merlot is a staple of the wine producing regions of South America. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, the bold, spicy grape contributes to Chile's reputation.
The Winexpert Classic Chilean Merlot small batch wine recipe kit from Winexpert contains all the ingredients you need to make 1 Gallon of high quality wine. Grapes are carefully selected for their quality, crushed, and packaged into this kit.
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I have done a few of these "small batch" kits now - Cabernet, Chardonnay, and this one (the Merlot). The results are almost shockingly good with these small kits. That's not to say I expected any of them to make a bad wine, but I figured I'd get average quality wines that I could use to (a) compare the differences between cab, merlot, etc., and (b) have available to offer a wide variety of options to guests without having to make 6-gallon batches of each variety, and (c) have some available to use for cooking purposes.
Instead, I am enjoying these wines so much, I am planning to make more of these small kits (and continue to bottle them in 10 demi/375mL size bottles) so I can always have some on hand to enjoy myself. This Merlot has rich yet mellow fruity undertones and just the right hint of oak for me, with a bit of spice on the finish. Really wonderful right at bottling - and I don't know that it will have much of an opportunity to age as it is too tasty to ignore, but I suspect it would only get better with age if I could leave it alone!