Pruning: Cane or Spur Prune
Flavor Notes: Noted for berry, tea leaf, plum, and currant flavors.
Facts of note: Merlot is a red wine grape is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. While its flavor profile is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot tends to be less distinctive and slightly more herbaceous overall in both aroma and taste. The berries are fairly thin skinned and are somewhat susceptible to rot if exposed to rain when they are ripe. It is important to keep an eye on the berries as they ripen and pick them as soon as they are ripe.
Wine grapes have small berry like fruit with seeds. The flavor and color of wine is derived primarily from the skins.
The best locations for planting grape vines are on slopes with good drainage and poor fertility.
Select a variety based on your climate and the type of wine desired. Find out if there are any vineyards in your area and what variety they grow. If they are having success with a specific variety you probably will as well.
Keep in mind each vine yields an average of one gallon of wine, but plant extra to make up for fruit loss from birds and other causes.
Our vines are 1–year old plants, self–rooted from cuttings, no.1 grade with about 8” of top growth. Sold by individual bare–root vine.