To achieve the perfect color in their White Merlot, Beringer’s winemakingteam gently destems and presses the Merlot grapes, leaving the redskins in contact with the juice for approximately three hours. As soon asthe desired soft, red-purple hue is achieved, the juice is removed. Slow,cool fermentations follow to retain the bright acidity, fresh melon andcitrus flavors. The resulting wine is a vibrant blend of fresh berry andzesty orange peel flavors, with a hint of nutmeg spice.
Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. Jacob Beringer's foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of Beringer Vineyards . With the present use of state-of-the-art technology applied to age-old traditions, Beringer Vineyards ' wines continue to reflect a single-minded dedication to the making of memorable wines from great Napa Valley vineyards. Beringer's focus on excellence is illustrated in its commitment to sustainable practices, and our wines express this attention to the environment. Each Beringer vineyard, with its own distinctive soil, climate and terrain, lends itself to particular grape varietals. These vineyards have become recognized as the primary sources of Beringer wines.