De Atramentis Wine Ink, Merlot
5320 South Shackleford Road
Little Rock AR 72204
Red fountain pen ink made with wine from DeAtramentis, handmade in Germany.
Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal 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 for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin. Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in Bordeaux wine, and it is the most widely planted grape in the Bordeaux wine regions.
This ink is made by hand in small batches, therefore there could be some color variation between bottles of ink.