Merlot

Merlot

From the Rhine Falls

Garnet red. A pleasant bouquet of dark fruits with notes of menthol and eucalyptus. Soft and fruity in the nose, with a beguiling body and strong character. Well-integrated tannins and a fruity finish. This natural balance of fruit, elegance and intensity, presents an uncomplicated but seductive wine.

Grape VarietyMerlot
Age of the Vines12 years
OriginDachsen Rhine Falls
ProcessSpontaneously fermented, 12 months in 228L barrique. Bottled unfiltered
Maturity2-10 years
Alcohol content13% Vol.
Bottle size75cl
Production600 bottles

Our red wines

Our red wines are gently destemmed, partly fermented as whole grapes and then spontaneously fermented in large wooden barrels (grape yeasts). We gently press the grapes to avoid releasing bitter tannins. Then, a subsequent second fermentation (BSA) along with a long ageing on the yeast in large or small wooden barrels. Filtration happens only if necessary, and a small addition of sulphur before bottling and filling by gravity takes place. Our red wines are storage wines that are designed to age for a few more years.