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450 - 700 M
The spectacularly located district of Penon, with altitudes ranging between 450 and 700 meters, is characterized by cooling nighttime katabatic winds. The slopes face the east. This causes substantial ...
Discover the Pinot Grigio PENÓNER


500 - 650 M
The hamlet of Hofstatt lies above the village of Kurtatsch. Cooling fall winds in the evening provide for great temperature swings between day and night and create an ideal, breezy microclimate. The ...
Discover the Pinot Bianco HOFSTATT


800 - 900 M
This picturesque high plateau crowning the dolomite cliffs above Kurtatsch is among the highest winegrowing locations in Alto Adige. Its elevation and the southeast facing vineyards result in some of ...
Discover the Müller Thurgau GRAUN


220 - 300 M
The Brenntal location north of the village of Kurtatsch belongs among the warmest locations (up to 40°C/104°F) in Alto Adige. The vines on these steep slopes with its intensive sunshine grow ...
Discover the Merlot Riserva BRENNTAL


450 - 600 M
Kofl, in the Alpine area of German-speakers, means "mountain knoll". The proximity of these steep slopes to the westerly mountain range guarantees an early sunset. The evening fall winds provide for ...
Discover the Sauvignon KOFL


350 - 450 M
The Mazon location is one of the best-known Pinot noir locations in Italy and occupies a plateau across the valley from Kurtatsch. Here, our demanding Pinot noir vines grow on sandy, loamy ...
Discover the Pinot Nero Riserva MAZON


450 - 650 M
Not far from the Mazon vineyards is our second Pinot noir location, somewhat higher in altitude. While the soil characteristics of the two locations are similar, the location of Glen has somewhat ...
Discover the Pinot Nero Riserva GLEN


Alto Adige Merlot Riserva DOC 2018
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About this wine

The Brenntal location north of the village of Kurtatsch belongs among the warmest locations ( up to 40°C/104°F) in Alto Adige. The vines on these steep slopes with its intensive sunshine grow on red, sandy loam.

In the evening, the fleshy grapes are cooled by fresh fall winds. This unique terroir produces a Merlot which stands because of its power and dark fruitiness (lingonberries, blackberries), but at the same time retains its Alpine character (green tea, white pepper). This fruit is joined on the palate by dense, velvety tannins. Delicate acidity gives the wine balance and an impressively long finish.
Merlot BRENNTAL: the unique one.

Data sheet



Controlled temperature fermentation in rotary tanks and ageing in French barriques for 15 months, followed by ageing in large oak barrels, min. 1 year bottle ageing

Alcohol 14,5 % by vol.
Total acidity 5,3 g/l
Residual sugar 2,1 g/l
Yield per hectare 40 hl
Optimum maturity 4-15 years
Method of cultivation sustainable
Bottle sizes 0,75 l & 1,5 l


  • area
    Kurtatsch - Brenntal, 220-300 m, south - east, steep slope
  • climate
    Very warm microclimate with temp. up to 40°C (104°F), strong sunlight
  • soil
    Red sandy and loamy soil with clay minerals and oxides


  • 2018
    • Falstaff
      93/100 points
    • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Città del Vino
      SIlver medal
  • 2017
    • Mundus Vini
      Gold medal
    • Le Guide de L'Espresso - I Ristoranti e i Vini d'Italia
      5 "Bottiglie" - The Best 100 Red Wines
    • Falstaff
      93/100 points
    • Vitae
      4 VITI
  • 2016
    • Unterlandler Weinkosttage
      Wine of the year
    • Falstaff
      93/100 points
    • Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
      92/100 points
    • Mundus Vini
      Gold medal - Best of Show Alto Adige
    • James Suckling
      93/100 points
    • Decanter World Wine Awards
      92/100 points
    • Vitae
      4 VITI
  • 2015
    • James Suckling
      90/100 points
    • Falstaff
      92/100 points
  • 2014
    • Falstaff
      92/100 points
    • Luca Maroni
      92/100 points
    • Decanter World Wine Awards
      91/100 points
  • 2013
    • Selection
      Gold medal
    • Falstaff
      91/100 points
    • I Vini di Veronelli
      91/100 points - 3 stars
      16,5++ points
    • Bibenda
      4 Grappoli
    • Wein Plus
      Best Merlot Alto Adige
    • Vitae
      4 Vite
    • I Vini di Veronelli
      91/100 points - 3 stars

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