||T.A.: 0.65 g/100ml
Sutter Home White Merlot is flirty and fun—the kind of wine that makes
you want to kick up your heels. Irresistible sweet cherry and berry aromas
lead to ripe, juicy cherries and fresh raspberries doing the tango across the
palate. With a rich, full texture, elegant structure, and luscious, lip-smacking
finish, White Merlot practically begs you to pack a picnic basket filled with
crisp, buttermilk fried chicken, fiery ribs, sliced ham and strawberries.
Our White Merlot is crafted from Merlot grapes selected from premier
vineyards in California’s cool, marine-influenced Delta region, where the
fruit ripens slowly and evenly to produce wine that is soft and juicy with
elegant structure and texture.
Sutter Home White Merlot isn’t a white wine at all, but a dark blush wine
that’s made from red Merlot grapes. To achieve it’s bright, light red color,
winemakers divide the grapes: one lot goes directly to press without
crushing to minimize the extraction of color from the grape skins; the
remaining lots are crushed and pressed, and have a dark red color.
Winemakers then blend the juice together, giving the wine its unique and
pretty color. To enhance the White Merlot’s fresh cherry flavors and vivid
aromas, the wine is cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks.