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Red wine 2018 AOC St.-Gallen Merlot, German-speaking Switzerland-St. Gall, Switzerland

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 23.60 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Merlot 100%
Registration number: #254550

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 12 December, 2019
Editor note: Light meaty and animal notes in the nose, red and black berry fruit, vegetal aromas, light earthy traces, hint of mushrooms. Ripe, straightforward, dry fruit on the palate, nutty oak, touch of cocoa and a hint of tobacco, integrated sandy tannins, slightly persistent, slightly noticeable warm alcohol, spicy notes, slightlycreamy on a good to very good finish.
Best to drink: To 2023+ What our ratings mean

Canton with the capital of the same name in the north-east of Switzerland on the border with Austria. The vineyards cover 220 hectares and belong to the wine region of German-speaking Switzerland. They are mainly located in the Rhine valley between the Bündner Herrschaft in the canton of Bern (Bernese Oberland) and Lake Constance. Well-known wine-growing communities are Altstätten, Bad Ragaz, Balgach, Berneck, Freienbach, Mels, Monstein, Rheineck, Oberriet, Pfäfers, Rapperswil-Jona (belongs to the AOC area of Lake Zurich), Sargans, Thal, Walenstadt and Wartau. Mostly red wines are produced from the...

The Romans planted vines in the Basel and Windisch area around the turn of the century and founded viticulture. In the 6th century AD, monks from Burgundy founded the monastery of St. Maurice near Aigle in the canton of Vaud and cultivated vineyards. In the middle of the 8th century, there is evidence of vineyards in the Rhine valley in Chur and on Lake Constance. As elsewhere in Europe, viticulture was cultivated by the Cistercians in the Middle Ages. They founded the Hautcrèt Palézieux monastery and planted the first terraced vineyard on Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud in 1142. The Dézaley area is still one of the...

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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