Merlot | 7% Light-Bodied Red Winemaking Kit (5.3 L | 1.4 gal)

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Merlot Winemaking Kit: Light-Bodied Red Wine Experience

Create Your Light and Smooth Merlot

Delve into the world of winemaking with our Light-Bodied Merlot Winemaking Kit. This kit is perfect for those who enjoy a softer, more approachable style of red wine. It's an ideal choice for beginners and seasoned winemakers looking to explore the subtler side of Merlot.

Key Features:

  • Complete Winemaking Kit: Includes everything needed to make a light-bodied Merlot.
  • Quality Ingredients: Comes with a wine base, yeast, bentonite, sulfite/sorbate, and fining agents.
  • Efficient Process: Ready in just four weeks, perfect for those eager to enjoy their creation sooner.
  • Generous Quantity: Produces approximately 23 liters (6.07 US gallons) of delightful Merlot.
  • Authentic Taste: Crafted to deliver the classic Merlot experience with a lighter touch.

Tasting Notes:

  • Sweetness: Balanced to highlight Merlot's natural smoothness.
  • Body: Light-bodied, offering a gentle and easy-drinking experience.
  • Flavor Profile: Characterized by soft plum flavors and hints of chocolate, ensuring a pleasant and easy drinkability.


Q: What does the kit include? A: The kit contains all necessary components: wine base, yeast, bentonite, sulfite/sorbate, and fining agents.

Q: How long does the winemaking process take? A: It takes about four weeks from start to finish.

Q: Is this kit suitable for beginners? A: Absolutely, it's designed for both novices and experienced winemakers.

Q: What is the alcohol content of the finished wine? A: The finished wine will have an alcohol content of about 7% ABV.

Q: How much wine will the kit produce? A: It yields around 23 liters (6.07 gallons) of Merlot.

Q: Do I need additional equipment? A: Basic winemaking equipment is required and is sold separately.

Embark on your winemaking journey with this Light-Bodied Merlot Winemaking Kit and enjoy creating a smooth, easy-drinking Merlot at home. Note: Additional winemaking equipment and supplies must be purchased separately.

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About This Wine

Popular Wines Made From Merlot Varietal Grapes:

  • Saint-Émilion
  • Pomerol
  • Medoc
  • Red Bordeaux

These wines are often said to have a plummy taste and notes of chocolate. It’s also considered to be smooth and very easy to drink.

Merlot, which in French means The Little Blackbird, is the second most popular red grape in America. 

Taste: A soft, silky texture with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and plum, accompanied by some vegetal notes in cooler climates, which change to blackberry and black cherry, with additional chocolate and fruitcake flavors in hotter climates.

Tannin: Low to medium

Acidity: Low to medium

Age: Most should be drunk young as only the finest wines need time to develop.

Grape juice concentrate (preserved with sulphur dioxide), liquid invert sugar, tartaric acid, malic acid, citric acid, tanin, ascorbic acid. Additives (included in Wine Kit) Packet A: Bentonite, Packet B: Potassium Metabisulphite, Packet C: Potassium Sorbate, Packet D: Clearing Agent (kieselsol/chitosane), Packet of Yeast.

Wine-making in 4 easy steps

Mix the 
Juice & Yeast
for 28 Days
Add Degas 
& Clarifiers
& Enjoy

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