Merlot 2016

Merlot 2016

3.9/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2016
Format: 75cl
Classification: Qualitätswein
Region: Niederösterreich
Country: Austria





“Ruby-garnet with a dark core, dark and juicy berries, dried fruits, orange zest, nougat, smooth and full-bodied on the palate, concentrated and very long lasting.”


Coming from the single vineyard Bärnreiser in Höflein with nutritious gravely loess soils. Bärnreiser is one of the warmest places, similar to a separate valley which stores the warm sunshine of the hot summer days and stays very warm during the nights as well. The deep soils keep the warmth for the grapes and therefore bring constant ripening, which is very important for the Merlot in this “cool climate”. As a result the vines yield a very high quality every year and a Merlot with dark fruit, a long and deep structure, and a very full-bodied palate.


 Carnuntum is a wine region located in eastern Austria, near the city of Vienna. It is known for its long history of winemaking, even dating back to the time of the ancient Romans. The region takes its name from the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, which was an important military and trading center during the Roman Empire.


Only very ripe grapes from a  selective hand picking, selection are used. Great control in the vineyard with  selection of bunches and single berries in the cellar before fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at maximum 30 °C with regular flooding of the mash and manual pounding in order to achieve maximum extraction of colour, aroma and tannins. A maceration lasting 3 weeks takes place after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in a mix of old & new barriques. Rest time in old & new oak barriques for 16 months. 

Enjoy with dark meat, goose liver, cheese, or the always worthy decision of being enjoyed on its’ own.

Ideal drinking temperature 18 °Celsius.

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