Merlot from South Tyrol


The name of this grape varietal is derived from French “le merle”, the blackbird. An early-ripening varietal, Merlot offers intense aromas of red and dark fruit (cherry, plum, blackcurrant) and spiciness (cloves, oregano, leather). A fruity, full-bodied wine with ripe, soft tannin and southern charm. In the glass Merlot is cherry to dark red. When drunk young, Merlot goes well with many dishes, especially mediterranean cuisine.


Location: Tscherms

Altitude: 380 m

Hillside vineyard: southeast

Soil: moraine soils

Grape variety: Merlot

Type of wine: still wine

Maturing: 4 - 5 years

Volume percent: 13% Vol

Total acidity: 5,2 g/l

Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C

Serving suggestion: roastet, grilled and braised dishes; pasta – risotto with ragu; marende with speck, hard cheese

Optics: dark cherry red

Odour: intensely fruity: red and dark fruit - (cherry, plums, black currant (cassis)) spicy: clove, oregano, leather

Body: full-bodied, well-structured, rich in tannin, soft and well balanced, harmonious finish

Vinification: harvested by hand, small bins, maceration on the skins at controlled temperature, pumping over of the cap to intensify primary aromas, fermentation and ageing mostly in wooden barrels and partly in steel tanks.

Cultivation: no use of herbicides; sustainable and in harmony with nature

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