Merlot | 12.5% Medium/Heavy-Bodied Red Winemaking Kit (10 L | 2.64 gal)

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Merlot Winemaking Kit: Crafting Elegance in Every Bottle

Discover the Richness of Merlot with This Comprehensive Winemaking Kit

Embark on a journey to create your Merlot, a wine celebrated for its smooth, rich flavors and deep character. The Merlot Winemaking Kit is designed for enthusiasts who appreciate the finer aspects of winemaking, offering a comprehensive set to craft a wine that embodies the classic characteristics of the beloved Merlot varietal.

Key Features:

  • Rich Merlot Blend: Experience the deep, plummy flavors with hints of chocolate.
  • Complete Winemaking Package: Includes high-quality wine base, yeast, bentonite, sulfite/sorbate, and fining agents.
  • Efficient Process: Ready in just four weeks, perfect for those eager to enjoy their creation.
  • Generous Quantity: Produces approximately 23 liters (6.07 US gallons) of premium Merlot.
  • Quality Assured: Made with the finest ingredients to ensure a superior end product.

Tasting Notes:

  • Sweetness: Balanced sweetness that complements the fruity notes.
  • Body: Medium to heavy-bodied, offering a rich and satisfying mouthfeel.
  • Flavor Profile: Dominant plum flavors with subtle chocolate undertones.


Q: What does the kit include? A: It contains everything needed for winemaking: wine base, yeast, bentonite, sulfite/sorbate, and fining agents.

Q: How long does it take to make the wine? A: The winemaking process takes approximately four weeks.

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

Q: What is the alcohol content of the finished wine? A: The finished wine will have an alcohol content of about 12.5% ABV.

Q: How much wine does this 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 available separately.

Create your batch of Merlot with this user-friendly winemaking kit and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a classic wine at home. Note: Additional winemaking equipment and supplies must be purchased separately.

every kit makes up to
 30 bottles of wine
make wine for less than $3 a bottle
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flavours in every kit
customize your batch with our unique flavours + enhancers

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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