Merlot (Red Bordeaux) - Red Wine Making Kit (Heavy-Bodied - 13.5% PABV)

13.5% PABV Heavy-bodied Merlot (Red Bordeaux) Red Wine Making Ingredient Pak featured next to two full Wine Lovers wine bottles.
Centered Merlot (Red Bordeaux) wine bag in-between heavy-bodied wine making ingredient pak and a ABC Crafted series winemaking add pak.
Centered Winemaking Add Pak surrounded by other ABC Crafted Series Paks. Column on left features Bentonite Pak A, Potassium Sulphite Pak B, and Potassium Sorbate Pak C. Column on the right features Kieselsol Pak D, Chitosan Pak E, and a Wine Yeast Pak.
Wine making kit list with corresponding icons. Pak includes wine base, yeast pak, bentonite, sulphite, sorbate, chitosan, kiesol.
Regular price $90.00 USD Save $-90.00 USD 9 reviews
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Merlot Winemaking Kit

PABV: 13.5%

  • Volume: 16 litres (4.23 US Gallon)
  • Weeks to Make: 6 Weeks 
  • Makes: 23 LT. (6.07 US Gallons)
  • Best After Date: 8 Weeks
  • Dimensions: 9½ X 10½ X 13
  • Weight: 41.3 LBS. (18.73 KG)

Equipment Starter Pak is Not Included. *

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Merlot (mer-LOW)

Merlot red wines are soft and silky and are an easy wine to drink. Merlot wines come from the region of Bordeaux France. This red wine is full-bodied with a fruit-forward flavor. 

Taste: A soft, silky texture with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and plum, accompanied by some vegetal notes in cooler climates, which change to blackberry and black cherry, with additional chocolate and fruitcake flavors in hotter climates.


Tannin
: Low to medium


Acidity: 
Low to medium

Age: Most should be drunk young as only the finest wines need time to develop.


Wines Made From This Grape:

- Bordeaux

- Saint

- Émilion

- Pomerol

- Médoc

- Entre

- Deux-Mers 

Ingredients: Grape juice concentrate (preserved with sulphur dioxide), liquid invert sugar, tartaric acid, malic acid, citric acid, tanin, ascorbic acid. Additives (included in Wine Kit) Packet A: Bentonite, Packet B: Potassium Metabisulphite, Packet C: Potassium Sorbate, Packet D: Clearing Agent (kieselsol/chitosane), Packet of Yeast. 

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GR
07/20/2021
Greg R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great kit

Spending a little extra for this heavy bodied kit is well worth the price. This turned out really good, looking forward to it after some aging

PB
07/09/2021
Paul B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Merlot

The full body Merlot is a very good kit. Easy to make and the Merlot is great

JD
05/26/2021
Judith D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Wine kit

Excellent merlo

JB
01/10/2021
James B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love it but like to tweak it.

Kits are very consistent and easy to use. But I very seldom make the kits straight up I will add things like pure cocoa powder, cinnamon sticks, pepper corns and even dried hot peppers often during the initial fermentation but sometimes while aging in carboys. Use small amounts like maybe a couple of tablespoons of pepper corns for subtle but very delightful hints of flavors.

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JD
01/07/2021
John D.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Fast Delivery

Product received promptly. Haven't started the batch yet, as I have other Wine Lovers kits on the "go", fermenting as they should. Have previously made the Merlot, and found it very good. I enhanced the must with American Oak chips - and will do the same once I start this latest batch.