Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot wines (known as Cabernet Merlot for short) are a classic blend and made from two of the world's most famous and most widely grown wine grapes. This pair is famed for being the combination of varietals used in wines from Bordeaux in France and is said to be the foundation of the Bordeaux Blend. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides a fine structure, i.e. tannins and acidity, while the Merlot fills it with fruit flavours like plums and cherries.
This blend can be found in regions around the world such as Coonawarra, Margaret River and Yarra Valley in Australia and South Africa's Stellenbosch. Food pairings: This combination goes well with Beef, Bolognese Sauce, Lamb dishes and Pizza.