Quality wine; 0,75 litre; contains sulphites

With the five other red wines, I go for elegance, but the Schützner Stein is bulky. The reason for this is simply Merlot. The great classic from Bordeaux loses none of its intensity and power even under alpine Leithaberg conditions. The consistency is softer and more concentrated than that of Blaufränkisch, but the acidity is lower.

The logical answer to these basic requirements is a 20-month ageing in new barrique barrels, which emphasises all the positive aspects of the Merlot: the juicy, inviting and ripe dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate notes, the intense herbal spiciness, charming texture and the baroque body, which, however, is supported by the chalky Schützner Stein and the cool winds swirling through the vineyards with a bundling structure.

Riede: The Schützner Stein - a rocky hill (225m) on the top of which is a nature reserve - is the foundation of this excellent wine.
Grape variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2021
Soil type: Slate, lime and brown clay with pebbles
Soil care: organic farming
Expansion: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks; 20 months ageing in new French barriques.
Alcohol: 14.5 % Vol.
Acid: 5.9 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.0 g/l
SKU: 04 Categories: ,

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