The grapes used to produce this exceptional Merlot were hand selected from Barkan's vineyards located in the northern Galil region. This Merlot has a deep ruby color with an extremely rich and full character. With its bouquet of ripe cherries, fresh peppers, and velvety soft tannins, Barkan Classic Merlot complements pasta or meat dishes as well as cheese. Merlot is a perfect match for beef and other medium-heavy dishes. It pairs wonderfully with rich, red pasta sauces, pork, turkey, beef, veal, pheasant, and garden salads. Merlot is also an excellent compliment to chocolate.