Merlot Grape Variety

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Merlot is an international grape variety. In Italy the Merlot grape variety is cultivated primarily in the Veneto, Sicily, Tuscany, and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Merlot is used both as a blending grape and for varietal wines. It is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine produced with Merlot is often full-bodied, dry red wine. It has thinner skins and milder tannins.

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