Savor the taste of success with the Master Vintner Shiraz Merlot Recipe Kit.
Two of the world’s most widely planted red grapes delicately collide into one blend that balances and complements each other; smooth texture with full-bodied characteristics. The Shiraz’s spicy and peppery side takes well to the plum, currants, and dark cherry flavors of Merlot. Oak aging is typical of this style to round out these overt fruit tones and can be done with light and dark oak.
Food Pairings: Pair this blend with grilled veal chops and herbs, Chilli con carne, meatballs in an herb and tomato sauce, and nearly any beef dish.
Yield: 6 Gallons | Body: Full | Oak: Dark & Light | ABV: 12.9%
|Support Documents - Instructions||Click here for instructions|
|Wine Style||Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz|
|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||No|
This kit is still clearing but I have had good luck with Master Vintner kits so I expect this to turn out very well. However, I have been bulk aging for six months after clearing and then six more months in the bottle and this really seems to help improve these wines.
Just bottled this about a week ago but I could tell that it will be a very tasty wine.
4 kits received in December too late to start before heading to FL for the winter (and getting the bonus/free refractory meter)
Now being offered). Will review come May/June when I get them going.
I'm sure it will be great. Have yet to make it, but have always been pleased with those I purchased from Midwest in the past.
Has the great consistent taste of Merlot but with a slightly peppery finish. Nothing overt, but subtly spicy.