Merlot is originally from the area around Bordeaux, France. The name Merlot comes from the French word merle (German blackbird) and is intended to indicate the blackbirds preference for the red grape. The name can also be an allusion to the beautiful black and blue color of the berries.
The vines for this wine were planted in 2001 and grow on a sunny hillside near Guntramsdorf.
After being matured in a small wooden barrels, the Merlot presents itself as a fruity, full-bodied, red wine with a slight oak note, which has reached its perfect stage of maturity after several years of storage.