Merlot is a red wine grape variety with strong historic ties to Bourdeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emillion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. Merlot is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.
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