Dark violet on to the rim, black core. Initially spicy fragrance with notes of mint, stewed black elder and cedar wood, a touch of humidor and Cassis. This wine did not mature in Barrique barrels and thus displays a beautiful, dense fruit with varietal characteristics. Dry, dark berries of pronounced character and a touch of dark chocolate and some tomato paste. Present, yet pleasant tannin. beautiful creamy texture. Vibrating structure and again stewed cherries ending in 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. New Merlot from “Rust gravel”-soils – that´s something!
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 2014. 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.
|16–18˚C, appreciates a carafe
|Beginning of April 2014
|100% screw cap for 0,75l-bottles