Merlot Riserva DOC Alto Adige
Soft and comfortable…
Our Merlot ages for 18 months in barrique casks and a further 12 months in the bottle. It is then irresistible on the palate…
The wine is of an intense ruby colour with notes of blackberry jelly, plums, blackcurrants, tobacco and vanilla. It is full-bodied and balanced on the palate thanks to its stable tannin structure, while its finish is long-lasting.
Our Merlot Riserva pairs best with quick-roasted or grilled beef and lamb, game or dark poultry and aromatic hard cheeses.
A complex wine of intense ruby red.
An aroma of ripe forest fruit and jam.
Long finish with excellent tannic structure on the palate.
Cellaring recommendations: 6 - 8 years or longer for particularly outstanding vintages
Wine and food pairing: Excellent with quick-roasted or grilled beef and lamb, game or dark poultry and aromatic hard cheese.
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Terroir: Kaltern - Seehof: 230 m above sea level. Medium-textured, sandy loam. Its immediate vicinity to Lake Kaltern ensures an optimal microclimate.
Training system: Guyot
Yield per vine: 1 kg - 40 hl/ha
Production process: Controlled mash fermentation for 2 weeks approximately, followed by malolactic fermentation. Gentle pigeage extracts colouring and flavouring agents from the skins.
Aging: 18 months in French barrique casks, followed by 12 months of bottle aging.