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Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine

Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine

3.4% ABV | 750ml Bottles

Regular price £10.00
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Introducing the Nice Session Merlot, a testament to the art of low-alcohol winemaking. This exquisite Merlot offers a new way to enjoy the beloved varietal, meticulously crafted to retain the rich flavour profile and depth of traditional Merlot, while reducing the alcohol content. Perfect for those seeking to moderate their alcohol intake without compromising on taste, this Merlot stands as a beacon of quality and enjoyment in the low-alcohol wine landscape.

With its elegant ruby hue and a bouquet brimming with ripe red fruits, subtle vanilla undertones, and a hint of earthiness, each glass invites you to savour the complexity and balance that Nice Session Merlot brings to the table. The palate is a harmonious blend of dark cherry and blackberry flavours, supported by a gentle acidity and soft tannins, culminating in a smooth and refreshing finish.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a wide range of dishes, the Nice Session Merlot is designed to accommodate any occasion, from casual gatherings to more formal celebrations. Its approachable character and lower alcohol content make it a versatile choice for wine enthusiasts and newcomers alike, promising a delightful wine experience that can be enjoyed any time.

Curious to explore our range? You don't have to settle for just one. At DryDrinker, we offer 'Pick Your Own' mixed cases. Handpick a selection of different products to discover your new favourites without getting too much of one kind.

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Tasting notes

Nice Session Merlot Tasting Notes:

Aroma: This low-alcohol Merlot greets the nose with a bouquet of ripe red fruits, notably cherries and plums, intertwined with subtle hints of vanilla and a touch of earthiness reminiscent of a forest floor after rain.

Appearance: The glass is clear and inviting and presents a rich, ruby colour. Its lighter hue towards the edge suggests its lighter alcohol content without compromising on the depth associated with Merlot.

Taste: The wine offers a harmonious balance between fruitiness and structure on the palate. The flavours of dark cherries and blackberries come forward, accompanied by a gentle acidity and soft, rounded tannins that make it approachable and enjoyable. The reduced alcohol content ensures a lighter body, making it a refreshing take on the classic Merlot profile.

Mouthfeel: Despite its low alcohol content, the wine maintains a pleasing, smooth mouthfeel that makes it easy to drink. It finishes clean, with a lingering fruitiness that invites another sip.

Finish: The finish is moderately long, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of ripe fruits with a hint of spice, reflecting the wine's subtle complexity. 

Food Pairings

Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine Food Pairings:

Embrace the culinary versatility of the Nice Session Merlot with an array of food pairings designed to complement its rich and nuanced flavour profile. This low-alcohol Merlot gracefully accompanies various dishes, enhancing every meal with its elegant taste. Below are some exemplary pairings that promise to elevate your dining experience:

  • Grilled Red Meats: The lush berry flavours of the Merlot find a perfect match in the charred, smoky nuances of grilled steaks and lamb, highlighting the succulence of the meat.
  • Roasted Chicken: A classic roasted chicken, with its golden, crispy skin and tender meat, is subtly enhanced by Merlot's soft tannins and fruit-forward profile, creating a harmonious blend of flavours.
  • Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto: The earthy depth of mushrooms combined with the creamy texture of risotto complements the Merlot's medium body and fruit notes, offering a satisfying vegetarian pairing.
  • Hard Cheeses: Aged cheddar or gouda, with their rich textures and intense flavours, are beautifully balanced by the smooth and fruity characteristics of the Merlot, making for an indulgent cheese pairing.
  • Dark Chocolate Desserts: The subtle sweetness and richness of dark chocolate desserts echo the Merlot's dark fruit flavours, providing an exquisite end to any meal.

These food pairings are suggestions to inspire your culinary adventures with the Nice Session Merlot. Whether you're planning a formal dinner or a casual get-together, these pairings will ensure that your low-alcohol wine selection is a hit with every dish.

Serving Suggestions

Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine Serving Suggestions:

Experience the full potential of Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine with these serving suggestions, designed to enhance your enjoyment of this refined beverage. This low-alcohol Merlot, with its rich palette of flavours, offers versatility and elegance in every glass. Here are some tips to serve it at its best:

  • Optimal Temperature: Serve the Nice Session Merlot slightly chilled, at around 14-16°C (57-61°F). This temperature range helps to accentuate the wine's fruit flavours while softening its tannins, offering a smoother drinking experience.
  • Decanting: While not always necessary for a low-alcohol wine, decanting the Merlot about 30 minutes before serving can enhance its aromatic profile and flavour complexity. This process allows the wine to breathe, bringing out its best qualities.
  • Glassware: Choose a medium-sized wine glass with a broad bowl to serve the Nice Session Merlot. This type of glassware concentrates the wine's aromas towards the top of the glass, enriching the sensory experience with every sip.
  • Food Pairing: Consider the accompanying meal when serving this Merlot. Its versatile nature pairs well with various dishes, from grilled meats to hearty vegetarian options. Matching the wine with complementary flavours will elevate the wine and the food.
  • Occasion: Whether enjoying a quiet evening at home or hosting a special dinner, the Nice Session Merlot is a fitting choice for any occasion. Its low alcohol content makes it suitable for guests preferring a lighter wine option.

By following these serving suggestions, you'll ensure that every glass of Nice Session Merlot - Low Alcohol Red Wine is savoured to its fullest, providing a memorable experience for you and your guests.

About Nice

A Future Wine Company

NICE is an independent Future Wine Company based in the UK, founded by Lucy Wright and Jeremy May in 2019.

A Future Wine Company? What's That?

NICE is dedicated to putting the consumer first — a concept that is relatively new in the wine industry. The aim is to provide easy access to the finest wine experiences for everyone. The team at NICE adheres to the principle of 'leading and never following', and they are prepared to disrupt the wine industry with their innovative approach — all while donning pink jumpsuits.

And the Wine?

NICE offers selections such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pale Rosé, and Argentinian Malbec, all available in convenient cans. This method simplifies the wine experience, allowing it to be approachable and enjoyable on one's own terms. It represents wine without intimidation, suitable for any occasion.

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Delivery & Returns

How Much is Delivery?

Enjoy free delivery on orders over £99 when placed before 5 pm.

For orders below £99, a standard delivery charge of £6.99 applies.

Most orders placed by 5 pm will typically be delivered on the next working day.

Do you deliver at the weekend?

Saturday Delivery is available for £10. To ensure timely dispatch, please complete your order by 5 pm on Friday, allowing enough time for picking and packing. Please note we don't ship or deliver on UK Bank Holidays.

Are there any restrictions?

Our next-day delivery is available for 99% of the UK mainland. However, some Scottish mainland postcodes may incur higher charges. Saturday delivery serves mainland England, Wales, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Regrettably, it doesn't cover Aberdeen, the Highlands, or the following postcodes: PA, FK, DD, AD, PH, IV, KO, HS, BT, KA, and KY.

Do you make deliveries to Northern Ireland?

Certainly, we do deliver to Northern Ireland. Kindly allow 5 to 7 working days for your order to arrive.

Do you make deliveries to more remote areas of the UK?

Indeed, we deliver to the Islands and Highlands. Delivery times for these areas are based on your order's weight, and typically take 7-10 working days.

I want to make a very large order.

We regard an order as large when it consists of 20 cases or more, with each case containing 12 bottles/cans. Although next-day delivery isn't guaranteed for such orders, we'll ensure delivery within three working days from the order date.

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