WINE GRAPE VARIETY 2
Wine Grave Variety
Wine grapes are a widely grown crop in the European countries. The sales are high in the
Countries as many people take wine after meals for adequate digestion. However, there are
different types of grape wines grown and manufactured. My analysis is on the Merlot type of grape
wine produced in both California and France. The basics are a concern of its classical style, typical
sensory based on the climate and, the typical winemaking style.
To begin with, the classical style based on the California Merlot wine is a fast-growing
wine variety. Merlot wine remains a big deal of making stellar wine. The sales are the most
significant contribution to the growth rate of the merlot wine in the country. According to the
Nielsen company estimates, Merlot has a 7% share of the shipments in the United States as per the
2016 data (Cook et al., 2015). Currently, the merlot brand has increased its export base. The
widespread popularity is as a result of the reports that moderate drinking leads to a healthy lifestyle.
Also, the merlot wine has an appealing luscious, soft and, approachable character of the red wine.
In France, Merlot gained popularity as a result of the favorite character in the California
state. The spread grew faster as a result of its principal and outstanding taste among the residents
in the Bordeaux region (Loubère, 2014). Merlot is used to soften wine in the process of blending.
The nature of the grape wine in the area makes it a bit fast in maturity compared to other varieties.
Most counties in France are now growing Merlot as a varietal wine.
The typical sensory based on the climate of California results from the climate condition
provided. The visual wine style elicits a dark, dense and, the dark red wine that contains violet and
blue highlights. The alcohol content composition in the merlot wine stands at 13.5% with a shallow
acid level (Cook et al., 2015). The grapes consist of fruits that are jammy blackberry, stewed