Sweet plum meets tender vanilla and smoke, mint meets chocolate, beautiful embedded tannins, harmonic complexity, fine but powerful body with long charme
STYLE Sweet plum meets tender vanilla and smoke, mint meets chocolate, beautifully embedded tannins, harmonic complexity, fine powerful body with long charme.
Lovely to roast boar, onion-roasted beef with rosemary potatoes.
VINIFICATION Middle of October it is at its best balance of fruit and body. Harvested manually in small boxes makes sure we just harvest the best quality. After 10 days maceration it has fully expressed its fruit and ferments at 28° C. It ripens in big wooden barrels for 9 months. Finally it stays for another 6 month in the bottle to fully develop its round fruit.
TRAINING SYSTEM The medium high trellis training system and the high canopy provide the berries with optimal photosynthesis and the best air circulation for real good grapes. The cane purning system leaves just one eye to shoot in spring. Additionally to the green harvest this brings a maximum of quality into our berries.
TERROIRIn the extremely hot vineyard called Schilling the Merlot earns all its finesse. The soft hill facing south has different tongues of brown earth, loam and loess. This offers ideal conditions for fine fruit, vibrant herbs and an elegant acidity. All grapes growing here, have body at lively easiness, because the adjacent forest Plot makes the nights cool, providing the berries with vibrant elegance.
WEATHER 2015To keep it short and simple, this vintage was fabulously best. Warm, sometimes a little too warm, dry, sometimes a little too dry, and temperatures like summer during the harvest in autumn, served best quality and beautiful quantity to us.