In 1952 the Merano wine growers joined together to found the Meran Cellar cooperative with the task to improve the wine quality and increase the sales. It was a healthy and distinguished wine making operation with over 200 members and a cultivated area of 140 hectares. The turning point in Meran History came in 1992 with appointing Stefan Kapfinger to cellar master position. He did tremendous work finding the right grape variety for each location as well as increasing quality of the wines produced. In July 2010 one more merger took place, Meran Cellar joined forces with another cooperative, Burggräfler Winery (founded 1901). The new formation called Meran Burggräfler Winery has 380 members and 260 hectares of vineyards and markets its top range under the new Meran brand.
Meran Merlot Freiherr 2013 Vintage is made with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon varieties and aged in oak casks for 16 months.
The palate is filled with fruity notes of cherries, blackberries and currants with addition of licorice and dark chocolate. Makes perfect pairing for game, lamb burgers, beef stew and grilled chicken.
Serving temperature 16-18ºC; ready to drink now through 2021.