MERLOT

Hofstätter classification

Classic Wines

Intense ruby with an opaque core. Compact and concentrated with an opulent, warm array of aromas reminiscent of blackberry jelly and heather. On the palate the wine reveals vinous aromas combined with a firm, elegant tannic structure, moving on to a long, persistent finish.

Grape Variety

Merlot

Soil

Clay.

Food
pairings

Excellent with grilled red meat and hearty, full flavoured dishes.

Serving temperature

15° - 17° C

Vinification

The grapes are destemmed and crushed and the wine ferments on the mash for 10 days at controlled temperatures. The pomace cap that floats to the surface during fermentation is broken up and kept constantly submerged in the wine by punching down and pumping over. Towards the end of the fermentation, the temperature is allowed to climb slightly to enhance extraction of colour, aroma and flavour from the grape skins.