List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Merlot

Learn about Italian Merlot wine, common tasting notes, defining characteristics and more ...

undefined, null

When asked to name common Italian red grapes, most wine drinkers would probably begin with Sangiovese and continue with various other indigenous varieties. But Merlot (along with several other international varieties) has a significant presence in Italy, with over 60,000 acres planted. Granted, much of this is everyday quaffing wine grown in the northeast by producers taking advantage of the vine’s prolific nature, especially in the Veneto and Friuli.

But through much of the country the wine is grown with more care and used predominantly as a blending agent, thereby adding a certain soft, fleshy appeal to a great many reds. Of course, this practice is often not mentioned on labels. In Tuscany, Merlot appears in a wide variety of blends, as well as sometimes in Chianti Classico. In fact, Italian Merlot reaches its greatest heights in the coastal Tuscan region of Maremma. Here it appears in blends and – spectacularly – in 100% varietal expressions like Masseto, L’Apparita and Messorio. Italian Merlots such as these boast the power, concentration and complexity seen in the finest examples from Bordeaux’s Right Bank.

Filter by
6 Items
6 Items
  • Ornellaia Masseto 2006  Front Label
    Ornellaia Masseto 2006
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP100
    • JS99
    • WS98
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $1,249.97
    Try the
    1,249 97
    1,249 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Frescobaldi Lamaione 2006 Front Label
    Frescobaldi Lamaione 2006
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
    • WS95
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
    Try the
    69 99
    69 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Falesco Merlot Umbria 2006 Front Label
    Falesco Merlot Umbria 2006
    Merlot from Italy
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    17 99
    17 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kris Heart Merlot 2006 Front Label
    Kris Heart Merlot 2006
    Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
    • RP87
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $16.79
    Try the
    16 79
    16 79
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Petrolo Galatrona 2006  Front Label
    Petrolo Galatrona 2006
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
    • WS96
    • RP95
    • WE95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2006 Front Label
    Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2006
    Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP97
    • WE96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $249.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 279 99
    330
    249 99
    Save $80.01 (24%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...