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Merlot

The Fruity Bordeaux from Alto Adige

Merlot was first planted in Alto Adige along with other Bordeaux varieties around 130 years ago. Since that time, it has made itself quite at home. This early-maturing variety unfolds its intense aromas of blackberries, black currants, plum compote, and spices in fruity, full-bodied wines. Friends of Merlot are enthusiastic about this full-bodied red with its mature tannins and its southern charm. A soft and sensuous wine delight!
Cultivation
191 hectares (472 acres)
the area of cultivation for Merlot
3.5%
out of the total area of cultivation in Alto Adige
Serving temperature
14° C. (57° F.)
Min.
-
16° C. (61° F.)
Max.
Pairs with
veal
game
beef
aged cheeses
Preferred location
On deep, chalky soils at lower elevations up to 350 m (1,100 ft.) above sea level.
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Here is where the full-bodied Merlot shows all of its soft facets.

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Other relatives
Additional Red Wine Varieties in Alto Adige
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