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Merlot Madness Month!

Merlot Madness Month!

Get ready to celebrate International Merlot Day with us this Saturday, the 7th of November!

For all those Merlot lovers like us, we believe one day to celebrate this wonderful wine just isn't enough! So... after the success of Merlot Madness Month last year we have decided to dedicate another November to celebrating this beautifully versatile variety.

Merlot naturally has a low tannin level which makes it (dangerously) easy to drink and earned this variety the popular nickname “Easy Red”. For many years Merlot has been a minor player in Australia with the variety not actually registered in official records of tonnes crushed in Australia until 1987.  But, since then, Merlot has become not only one of Australia’s most popular red wines, but also the world’s! In fact, Merlot is the second most popular vine variety globally, after the good ol’ Cab-Sav.

Merlot grapes are grown all over the world, although we believe that the best Merlot is grown in our own backyard, right here in Eden Valley. Cool nights and longer ripening periods provide the perfect growing conditions for this noble variety.

When it comes to Merlots, our 2018 Eden Valley Estate Merlot is one of our favourites! On the nose, it shows fresh black fruit with undertones of violet and mocha – needless to say, this beautiful variety has a lot going for it. Layers of plum, blackberry and hints of chocolate make the palate stunningly complex, yet perfectly refined. And as a result, this gorgeous drop goes down beautifully with almost anything and everything (trust us we have tried our hardest to find a meal that it doesn’t match).

As far as we are concerned, our 2019 The Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc combines the best of both worlds – 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. On the nose, this stunning Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend gives off plum, hints of tobacco leaf and sweet briar. This drop has a beautiful rich black fruit taste, while the Cabernet Franc adds length and structure. It’s this perfect blend that makes it such a soft, yet layered wine!

To celebrate Merlot Madness Month we are hosting an exclusive live, virtual tasting of our 2018 The Estate Merlot and 2019 The Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc! So, free up your calendar at 7:00pm (ACST) / 7:30 (AEST) on Thursday, 12th of November, because this is an event that is not to be missed!

And to go hand-in-hand with this exclusive virtual tasting, we are offering an exclusive Merlot twin tasting pack for this month only. Order your pack today to receive it JUST IN TIME for our virtual tasting! This tasting pack includes: {https://irvinewines.com.au/products/eden-valley-merlot-twin-pack}

  • 1x bottle of our 2018 Estate Eden Valley Merlot
  • 1x bottle of our 2019 Estate Eden Valley Merlot Cabernet Franc (LIMITED RELEASE)

Order now to receive this 2-pack, for only $50 (save $10) + FREE SHIPPING!

DISCOUNT CODE: TWIN {https://irvinewines.com.au/products/eden-valley-merlot-twin-pack }

There certainly is a lot going on this month to celebrate one of our favourite varieties, so keep an eye on your inbox and stay up to date on our socials because you don’t want to miss a moment of Merlot Madness this month!

We look forward to your company at our live tasting!