Merlot | 11.5% Medium-Bodied Red Winemaking Kit (5.2 L | 1.37 gal)

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Merlot Winemaking Kit: Craft Your Medium-Bodied Red Masterpiece

Explore the art of winemaking with our Merlot Winemaking Kit. This product, originating from Canada, is designed for those passionate about crafting a medium-bodied red wine. With a potential alcohol by volume of 11.5%, it's perfect for creating a wine that balances richness with approachability. The comprehensive kit allows you to produce 23 liters (6.07 US gallons) of quality Merlot in just four weeks, all from a compact 5.2-liter (1.37 US gallon) starting volume.

Kit Features:

  • Alcohol Content: 11.5% ABV - ideal for a medium-bodied wine.
  • Volume: 5.2 liters (1.37 US gallons) - efficient and space-saving.
  • Winemaking Time: Ready in a brief period of 4 weeks.
  • Dimensions: Conveniently sized at 7 x 6¼ x 10¾ inches.
  • Weight: Solid yet manageable at 16.11 lbs (7.33 kg).
  • Kit Contents: Includes Wine Base, Yeast, Bentonite, Sulphite/Sorbate, and Fining Agents for a complete winemaking process.

Tasting Notes:

Create a Merlot with a well-rounded profile:

  • Sweetness: Moderately sweet, highlighting the natural flavors of the grape.
  • Acidity: Well-balanced, contributing to the wine’s freshness.
  • Tannin: Present but not overpowering, adding structure.
  • Alcohol: Smoothly integrated at 11.5%, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Body: Medium, offering a pleasant and approachable mouthfeel.


Q: How long does it take to make the wine? A: Just four weeks from start to finish.

Q: What is the final alcohol content? A: The wine will have an ABV of around 11.5%.

Q: Do I need additional equipment? A: Basic winemaking equipment, which is sold separately, is necessary.

Q: Is this kit suitable for beginners? A: It's designed to be user-friendly for all experience levels.

Q: How much wine does this kit produce? A: It yields approximately 23 liters (6.07 US gallons).

Embark on your winemaking journey with our Merlot Winemaking Kit. Whether a novice or a seasoned wine enthusiast, this kit offers everything you need to create a delightful medium-bodied Merlot, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the satisfaction of crafting your wine with this comprehensive and easy-to-use kit.

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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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Joseph L.
United States United States

Where is it?

I haven't received the product yet. Not sure why there is a delay

Rene S.
United States United States

Great Wine

You guys make some first class wines. I tried many of them and never disappointed. Thank you

Doreen A.
Canada Canada

It's good stuff

looks really good

Craig S.
United States United States

The person I spoke to was very helpful.

James B.
United States United States

Love it but like to tweak it.

I use this kit the Cab kit to make a Cab/Merlot blend and then re-rack at least 4 times before bottling (no filtering necessary). I also did another Merlot kit and added 10 sticks of cinnamon thrown into the initial fermentation and it turned out wonderful.

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