The Merkelbachs are firm believers in tradition, and while changes in climate and style preferences have pushed up must weights and produced profoundly riper wines, the brothers craft wines of a style more typical to an era long forgotten.
Typical blend of Douro, Rabigato, Malvasia fina, Codega do Larinho and Gouveio. Clean and vibrant straw color with fresh floran aromas and great minerality. Notes of citrus, pineapple, yellow apple and white flower.
Light and ruby red color of moderate intensity. Fine, intense and vinous bouquet with sensations of red fruit and delicate spicy notes. Dry, smooth and harmonious taste, enriched by tannin notes with a slighty bitter finish.
On the nose, the red fruits will carry you away with notes of raspberry with a hint of cassis. On the palate, this fruity that dominates, gives a feeling of greediness, associated with a supple, delicate material with light tannins.
San Lorenzo is a single vineyard wine from a contrada in Randazzo. It sits 750-780 meters above sea level and the vines are now over 80 years old. The entire vineyard is around 8 hectares but only the oldest 1 hectare parcel of vines is selected for the single contrada bottling. Drinks like Burgundy.