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Rotwein 2006 Sopron Balf Merlot, Nordwesten, Hungary

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Merlot
Registration number: #WP168551

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Last reviewed: 18 March, 2015

The wine-growing region in the far north-west of Hungary on the border with Austria is named after the town of the same name (Engl. Ödenburg). It is one of the oldest in Hungary, as the Celts were already cultivating vines here. The climate, with a rather cool and rainy summer and a sunny autumn, is positively influenced by the nearby Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards on loam, loess, limestone and slate cover about 1,900 hectares of vines. The climate favours the production of red wines with the most important variety Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), as well as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Kékburgundi (Pinot Noir) and Zweigelt. The white...

Hungary has a very old viticultural culture, as wines from Sopron and Eger were already a household name in the 13th century. Viticulture in the Carpathian Basin was influenced on the one hand by ancient Central Asian traditions and on the other by Roman wine culture. Despite various wars and unrest, wine has been cultivated here for over 1,000 years. Even the Ottomans, who occupied most of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress viticulture despite the ban on alcohol, and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this time. According to legend, Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) was so...

This red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name may also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to the bird. There are over 60 synonyms, which testify to its 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, Merlot...

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