At the Allacher winery, the indispensable knowledge of tradition are combined with the modern insights of the next generation. What grows from this are great wines. The vineyards are located on about 30 hectares of the unique wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee, including the legendary vineyards Altenberg and Salzberg. The soil gives the potential. The winery provides natural, attentive care. Fresh fruity white wines, powerful dense red wines and extract-rich sweet wines are the precious result. Here happiness and glass find each other.
The grapes were harvested by hand and selected immediately during the harvest. Only the best grapes were processed into our Merlot. The grapes of the Merlot variety were crushed and filled into a stainless steel mash tank. After a cold maceration of 36 hours, the yeast was added and fermentation started. The mash was submerged 6-8 times a day. This makes the wine spicy, very dark and intense in flavour. The fermentation lasted 12 days. After fermentation, the wine remained on the mash for another 4 days. Afterwards, the mash was pressed and the biological acid degradation was initiated. Here, lactic acid bacteria convert the harsh malic acid into milder lactic acid and reduce the overall acidity. This makes the wine much milder and smoother. One day after pressing, the wine was put into 50 % new and 50 % used barriques. After 2 months the malolactic fermentation was finished and the wine was drawn off and aerated. After filtration, the barriques were filled again. After a maturation period of 15 months in the barrels, the Merlot was bottled in 2021.
The wine has a scent of blackcurrants. On the palate it is very elegant, soft, supple with an impressive density and fullness. Full-bodied, extractsweet, firm tannins, blackberry confit in the finish, fine spicy aftertaste, good food companion.Recommended serving temperature: 16° — 18°C