The GMH Meritage is a blend of four of the red varieties grown in the Bordeaux region of France: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.
Meritage (pronounced as you would heritage, although you can pronounce it like the American garage if you want to sound like an eejit) is an international term for a Bordeaux blend.
Medium bodied and ruby-garnet in appearance, the nose is an attractive mix of bright red fruits — plum, raspberry, and redcurrant — with tons of herb and spice action going on as well. The palate is ripe and juicy with masses of berry and plum flavours, framed by fine tannins and a slight piquancy, and more savoury peppery spice notes on the finish.
Benefits from a short decant, even half an hour, just to open up the aroma profile and soften the tannins a bit, this is a versatile food wine that goes particularly well with Mediterranean dishes.
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