Merlot Reserve 15 - DIE WEINWURM´s

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Merlot
Reserve 2015
Weinviertel DAC new generation
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.

TERROIR In 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 2015 To 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.
PRODUCT OF: Austria
REGION: Lower Austria
QUALITY: Qualitätswein
DRINKING AGE: 2-8 years
TO SERVE AT: 16-18° C
ALCOHOL: 14,0 vol%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2,1 g/L DRY
ACIDITY: 4,7 g/L
MUST WEIGHT: 20,5° KMW
AWARDS

2017 Landesweinprämierung Lower Austria >Merlot Reserve 2015< - Gold

2016 Prague Wine Trophy (CZ) >Merlot Reserve 2013< - Prague Gold
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