Originally a Bordeaux grape, where it gives its best in the Pomerol region. It has become the most widely planted red grape in Friuli since Senator Pecile and Count Brazzà introduced it in 1880. It spread very quickly; indeed, already in 1886 Count Savorgnan di Brazzà won the gold medal at Cividale, where he presented it for the first time. This grape has perfectly adapted to our microclimates and soils, so much so that the wines made from Merlot are of the finest quality and character.