Paring Merlot wine and Hello Mello is the taking two different ideas or recipes and putting them together. It makes a very smooth pie.
Hello Mello filling is made with Mixed berries which consists of a variety of berries, like strawberries, marion berries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
If the fruit is sweet enough, the wine used should be smooth enough to give the filling a rich smooth flavor. As well the mixed berry fruit is sweet enough that there is no need to add sugar or any sweeteners.
The richer the wine, the deeper the red, the better the pie, it’s name is Hello Mello.
The pies are rated in sweetness level like a bottle of wine. Hello Mello is a #2.
About Merlot grapes:
Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, more used as a blending grape to make other kinds of wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape.
Its softness and “fleshiness”, combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape. Some regions tend to emphasize harvesting later is to gain a lightness and produce inky, purple colored wines that are full in body with high alcohol and lush, velvety tannins with intense, plum and blackberry fruit.
Merlot grapes harvested earlier in the season tend to be lighter, maintain acidity and producing more medium-bodied wines with moderate alcohol levels that have fresh, red fruit flavors.
According to Rob Moshein of wines.com, he says “Avoid serving Merlot with smoked fish, spicy dishes, sweet dishes, fruit and fruit-based dishes or sauces.”
I totally disagree!
Hello Mello is one of the most popular flavors people order.
Merlot wine can have a wide variety of flavors, chocolate, licorice, black cherries, blueberries, cassis and black raspberries.
I found a great website that goes into more details about Merlot wine, wine cellar insider about the Merlot variety
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