The Triebaumer Merlot is a first-class red wine in a glass. There it reveals a wonderfully dense, purple-red color. The first nose of the Merlot is flattering with nuances of blackberries. The fruity notes of the bouquet are joined by notes of barrel ageing such as chocolate, mint/melissa and cedar wood.
The Triebaumer Merlot tastes pleasantly dry. It was bottled with exceptionally low residual sugar. This is a genuine quality wine that clearly stands out from simpler qualities and so, despite its dryness, this Austrian naturally delights with the finest balance. Aroma does not necessarily require a lot of sugar. On the tongue, this powerful red wine is characterized by an incredibly dense and velvety texture. Thanks to its lively fruit acidity, the Merlot is fantastically fresh and lively on the palate. The finish of this red wine from the Burgenland wine-growing region, more precisely from Leithaberg / Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, finally delights with a good aftertaste. The finish is also accompanied by mineral facets from the soils dominated by weathered rock and slate.
Vinification of the Merlot from Triebaumer
The basis for the powerful Merlot from Burgenland are grapes from the Merlot grape variety. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Burgenland. Here, the vines dig their roots deep into soils of slate and weathered rock. The grapes for this red wine from Austria are harvested exclusively by hand once optimum ripeness has been ensured. After harvesting, the grapes are immediately taken to the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. Fermentation then takes place in large oak barrels at controlled temperatures. Once fermentation is complete, the powerful Merlot is aged for several months in oak barrels.
Dining recommendations for the Merlot from Triebaumer
This Austrian red wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It goes perfectly with lemon-chilli chicken with bulgur, braised chicken in red wine or rocket penne.