Dark purple on to the rim, black core. Initially spicy fragrance with notes of mint, stewed black elder and cedar wood, noble hints of tobacco, a touch of Cassis. We did not use Barrique barrels and came out with a beautiful, dense fruit with varietal characteristics. Dry, dark berries with pronounced character and a touch of dark chocolate and sweet wood. Present, yet very balanced tannins. Enormously creamy texture. Muscles covered by silk. Vibrating structure and - again stewed cherries paired with a delicate, fine- fruity finish. It should rather read: “To know that´s what Merlot is about”. We gratefully notice that the vineyards continuously come of age and produce successively more serious wines.
Lavish tarte flambée, wild boar kebap with “of all and spicy”, truffled bratwurst, juniper bacon snacks, with olive-tapas, zebu tongue with purée of leek, leg of lamb with herbal sauce. Together with smoked game or chilli omelette. Accompanying creamy goose soup with semolina dumplings. With Joseph´s 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 nevertheless don´t want to do without power and fieriness. May induce early sunset, or flare hearts.
Hand-picked into small boxes, end of September 2013. An especially small-berried selection from family-owned vineyards, our sites in Rust: Großer Turner I and II and Riegelpand.
Destemming, closed mash fermentation for 15 days at a temperature of approx. 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 2014|
|Bottle sizes||100% screw cap for 0,75l-bottles and Magnums cork closure for Double Magnums - lager bottle sizes on request|