Merlot 2012

Merlot 2012

Vinaria Wineguide 2013/2014

★ ★ ★

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Dark purple on to the rim, black core. Initially spicy fragrance with notes of mint, stewed black elder and cedar wood, noble hints of tobaco, touch of Cassis. The fact that the wine did not mature in Barrique barrels resulted in a beautiful, dense fruit with varietal characteristics. Dry, dark berries with pronounced character and a touch of dark chocolate and rose wood. Present yet harmonious tannins. Enormous creamy texture. Muscles covered by a tight silk shirt. Vibrating structure and - again stewed cherries paired with a fine fruity finish. Bad weather at blossoming even has its advantages. It should rather read: “To know that´s what.” The best physiological ripeness ever without any signs of too much heat.


Truffle bratwurst, juniper bacon snacks, with olive-tapas, tongue of Zebu with leak puree, lamb knuckle with herbal sauce. Together with smoked game or chilli omelette. Accompanying creamy goose soup with semolina dumplings. With Joseph bread and fennel or – if need be- truffle salami . With refined stews with pep and spiciness.  To make sure that this is the optimum way of life. For “Barrique-haters” who still don´t want to do without power and fieriness. May accelerate sun set.


Hand-picked into small boxes, end of September 2012. An especially small-berried selection from family-owned vineyards, our sites in Rust: Großer Turner I and II and Riegelpand.

De-stemming, closed mash fermentation for 15 days at a temperature of up to 30˚C, gentle pressing followed by malolactic fermentation, maturation in large oak casks.

Serving temperature 16–18˚C, appreciates a carafe
Bottling Beginning of March 2013
Alcohol 14,5 Vol.%
Acidity 5,5 g/l
Residual sugar dry
Bottle sizes 100% screw cap for 0,75l-bottles and Magnums cork closure for Double Magnums

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