zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

Nutritional Facts for Livingston Merlot Wine

by
author image Jeremy Hoefs
Based in Nebraska, Jeremy Hoefs began writing fitness, nutrition, outdoor and hunting articles in 2006. His articles have been published in "Star City Sports," "Hunting Fitness Magazine" and RutWear field journals, as well as on the Western Whitetail website. Hoefs graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Nutritional Facts for Livingston Merlot Wine
One 4-oz. glass of Livingston Merlot contains 3.5g of carbohydrates. Photo Credit red wine image by jimcox40 from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Livingston Cellars -- commonly referred to as Livingston -- is one of the largest producers of wine in the United States. The California winery offers a wide range of wines. Livingston makes a variety of lighter white wines, such as chardonnay; sweet, dry blush wines such as white zinfandel; sangria; and full-bodied red wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is a popular full-bodied red made from the Merlot grape and characterized by a dark purple color. It can be enjoyed alone or paired with foods and dishes to complement meals.

Features

Livingston Merlot features a variety of flavors, including ripe raspberries and cherries, that create a soft finish and character. As a result, the Merlot is considered to be in between the Cabernet and the Chianti, as it isn’t as full bodied as the Cabernet and isn’t as fruity as the Chianti.

Serving Size

Serving sizes for Livingston Merlot are measured in fluid ounces. One 1-oz. serving contains about 25 calories, and a 4-oz. glass of Merlot has about 100 calories. Merlot is naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free, and it contains only small amounts of protein.

Carbohydrates

With the absence of fat and only small amounts of protein, the majority of the calories come from carbohydrates. One 4-oz. serving of Livingston Merlot contains 3.5g of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates in Merlot come from the naturally occurring sugars found in the grapes.

Benefits

Merlot contains only small amounts of various vitamins and minerals, but does contain certain “heart healthy” components. According to the Mayo Clinic, red wine such as Merlot contains antioxidants and “good” cholesterol that can prevent heart disease and protect against artery damage. Resveratrol found in the red wine also helps to prevent damage to blood vessels and prevents blood clots.

Considerations

Livingston provides several recommendations for dishes to pair with Merlot. Recipes provided on the Livingston website include minestrone, Mediterranean artichoke pasta and grilled Alaskan salmon.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.