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Winery Wines Files 36

Red wine 2016 DHC Villány Merlot dry "Classicus", Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 19.50 €
Organic labeling: Biodynamic wine, Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: used Barrique
Variety: Merlot 100%
Registration number: #WP-L.FERN

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 21 May, 2020
Editor note: Clear fragrance of more black than red berries with restrained wood aromas and a hint of tobacco. Tart, cool, finely juicy fruit, very fine, youthful tannin, some bite, a hint of paprika on the palate, earthy and nutty aromas, a hint of salt, has grinding and elegance, herbal nuances, very good finish

Hungary has a very old winegrowing culture, because wines from Sopron and Eger were already known in the 13th century. The Greeks introduced viticulture in Hungary from the southeast along the Danube and its tributary the Tisza upwards and the Romans from the west across the Pannonian Plain to Lake Balaton. Despite Hun, Vandal, Goths, Tatars and Ottoman invasions over many centuries, wine was always grown in this area. Even the Ottomans, who occupied the largest part of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress wine growing despite the ban on alcohol and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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