Stephen John Evans & Hugh Francis Jesseman of Antony Batty & Company LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Fermentation Limited t/a winedirect.co.uk on 17 January 2019.
Please note that the affairs, business and property of the Company are being managed by the Joint Administrators, Stephen John Evans & Hugh Francis Jesseman. The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Company and contract without personal liability.
The Joint Administrators are currently assessing the options available in respect of a sale the Company’s business and assets and in the meantime trading has been temporarily suspended.
Customers with outstanding orders should contact their payment provider in the first instance in respect of refunds and any claims should be notified in writing to Antony Batty & Company LLP, Swan House, 9 Queens Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HE for the attention of Steve Marshall.
Black grape variety that is extensively planted throughout the world; it is important for making both varietal wines and blends. Merlot is the most cultivated grape in Bordeaux, where it is used in the wines of the right banks Saint-Emilion and Pomerol where it dominates the fabled Petrus wine.It is grown throughout France and blended with Malbec for the wines of Cahors.
In Tuscany it is often blended with Sangiovese.
In Hungary it is a component of Bulls Blood wine.
In the USA it's used for 'Meritage', the countries answer to a Bordeaux blend.
In South Africa it's grown in the wine regions of Paarl and Stellenbosch.
Merlot is also extensively grown in New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, where wine labelled as Merlot turned out be Carmenere!
Merlot is known for its soft velvety texture and plum, berry and currant flavours. However, as it ages in oak, it can develop vanilla and chocolate notes.
In cooler climates Merlot tends to taste more of red berries and plums, and can take on a green vegetal note, whereas in warmer climates the emphasis is more black fruits - plum, blackberry and black cherry. Where it has seen a lot of sun it can even have fruitcake notes.