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This French Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot bursts with vivid flavors of black currants, plum, and dark berries, with subtle mineral notes, firm tannic structure, and heavy oak character.
High quality French oak cubes are used in the final aging process of the French Cab/Merlot kit. One of the reasons oak has always been used to age wine is the slow release of delicious, complex compounds that complement the wines flavor. Oak cubes have more depth of flavor than chips or powder and slowly release compounds like furfural (sweet, caramel like), lignins (vanillin, spice, smoke), and lactones (classic oak flavor). French oak in particular is known to deliver refined, less apparent oakiness than American oak. It's famous for adding mouthfeel and flavors of custard and chocolate while still allowing the fruit flavors of the wine to shine through.
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, France
- Black currant, plum, dark berries, subtle mineral notes
- Sweetness: Dry
- Oak: Heavy
- Body: Medium-Full
- ABV: 13.5%
- Kit Volume: 14 L
- Approximate Yield: 23 L
- Ready to bottle in 6-8 weeks
- Grape skins included
- Bottle labels included
- Please note that this is a kit and alcohol is not included