vineyard Ried Bärnreiser Höflein
soil nutritious loam and loess
climate Bärnreiser is one of our warmest places, similar to a separate valley which stores the warm sunshine of the hot summer days and stays very warm during the nights as well. The deep soils keep the warmth for the grapes and therefore bring constant ripening, which is very important for the Merlot in our “cool climate”. As a result the vines yield a very high quality every year and a Merlot with dark fruit, a long and deep structure, and a very full-bodied palate.
vinification harvested at the middle of October by hand, fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, the malolactic fermentation as well as the 14-month ageing were completed in small French oak barrels.
Alc. content 14,5 % Vol
total acidity 4.7 g/l
potential 2018 – 2026
tasting notes Ruby-garnet with a dark core, dark and juicy berries, dried fruits, orange zest, nougat, smooth and full-bodied on the palate, concentrated and very long lasting
pairing heavy meat-dishes, grilled, roasted or with a sauce, lamb, cheese
perfect glass Bordeaux-glass
ideal temp. 18°C