Merlot was first planted in Alto Adige/Südtirol along with other Bordeaux varieties around 130 years ago. The spectrum of aromas ranges between blackberries, black currants, plum compote, and different spices. Merlot can provide the desired roundness and smoothness with fruity, full-bodied, charming wines with soft, ripe tannins.
Area under cultivation:
Primarily in Oltradige, Bassa Atesina und Adige Valley
on elevations up to 350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level, preferably on loamy soils
14-16° C. (57-61° F.)
game, wild fowl, classic meat dishes, aged cheeses