This French variety that has a half-brother, Cabernet Sauvignon (their common father is Cabernet Franc), is one of the most important global red varieties that we often find growing with Cabernet, and thereby, in the winery product offers. Due to its early ripening and a pretty mild tannin, it is also suitable for the northern areas of Croatia. This Merlot by Iuris is proof of that. The wine is mid-bodied with pronounced fruitiness, primarily plum jam sweetness. Polished tannins are the result of a yearlong aging in 500 and 1200 l barrels made of English oak with additional 12 months of bottle aging.
Technological data: complete defoliation of the grapevine, late vintage, traditional vinification in stainless steel tanks for a period of 19 days, aging in barrels made of French, Slavonian and American oak for a minimum period of 12 months, bottle aging for a period of 4 months.
Intense terracotta red, nearly ruby red with crystal purity and clarity and medium viscosity.
Red fruits, such as red plums, dominate in the primary aroma, red currant and capsicum; tertiary aroma: herbs, sweet root with the delicate aroma of violet flowers.
Medium intensity and good flavour concentration dominate on the palate; dry, medium body, layered flavours and soft, rounded texture; harmonious, whole and luscious; long-lasting aftertaste.
Exclusive distributor of the Iuris Winery is the sister company GASTRO PANTHEON Ltd. In supermarkets: Interspar, Kaufland, Kordun, Lidl, Metro, Prehrana, Spar, Vrutak and many others. Hotel chains and houses and many restaurants from Istria to Dubrovnik also have our wines on the wine list.