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VIDA Ölelés Merlot 2016

8,50 € tax incl.

Colour: Red

Grape variety: Merlot

Producer: Vida Családi Birtok

Wine Region: Szekszárd


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Colour Red
Taste Soft
Wine region Szekszárd
Grape variety Merlot

However the wine is beyond reproach. It’s as good as it gets for an affordable merlot from Szekszárd. Were I to own an excellent merlot vineyard and had to decide on how to cut costs in winemaking the first things to go would be French oak and concentration. I suppose this is the approach adapted by the Vidas as well, and the compromise they ended up with is easy to live with.

Not the most intense nose, however it’s clean and open – no sign of mouldy old barrels or perfumy oak chips -, wild strawberries, raspberry candy and some leafy, herbal notes. The palate is juicy and fresh with a subtle savoury tone. Natural acidity, natural flavours, a balanced and wholesome wine. On the light side but far from lean. Leaves the palate clean and quenches your thirst. Over a 72 hour period it kept on improving.

(Alföldi Merlot, Művelt alkoholista,