#NWTW Week 27: Merlot from Chile (Part One)


Heading off to the reds this week…

Confessions of a Wine Geek

We haven’t had a hefty red for a while on #newwinethisweek so this week we’ll rectify that situation as we go for one of the wine-world’s forgotten super-heroes. This week we will learn to love Merlot again.

Chile flag

Merlot has had a hard time in the past decade; especially after the unfair hammering it took in the film Sideways! But there really is nothing to dislike; Merlot produces soft-textured fruity wines that are ever so drinkable and match with any red meat. The way I see it, if it’s good enough for Petrus then it’s good enough for you and me!

We could have gone to the home of Merlot on the right bank of Bordeaux but #newwinethisweek is all about expanding our horizons; over the past couple of years I have come across some excellent examples of Merlots in Chile. We covered Chile in week 2 of #newwinethisweek when we…

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