Definition of Merlot in English:

Merlot

Line breaks: Mer¦lot
Pronunciation: /ˈməːləʊ
 
, -lɒt/

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of black wine grape originally from the Bordeaux region of France.
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    • Such French vine varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and some Pinot Noir were planted.
    • Of all the red grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel are the most recognized.
    • Malbec is a grape often blended with other reds, typically the Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
  • 1.1A red wine made from the Merlot grape.
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    • Most good wines for salad have two things in common: They're not very oaky (which eliminates most Chardonnays), and they're not very tannic (which takes care of many Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons).
    • Every year the wines released - Cabs, Merlots, Syrahs, Chardonnays, and other interesting whites - are more exciting than ever.
    • This small winery has tastings of its Merlots, Chardonnays, and Zinfandels.

Origin

French.

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