MCM MERLOT
THE WISDOM OF THE PERGOLA

In 1995 the grapes on this site were of such outstanding quality that Luis von Dellemann, our winemaker at the time, decided to produce a very special wine – and the MCM, a single-variety Merlot, was born. As it was to be launched at the turn of the millennium, the label was specially designed with the Roman numeral for 1900, and this symbolism is now the trademark of the wine.

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2014
MCM
Merlot
13.0 % Vol

Color

Cherry red with a ruby shimmer

Aroma

Pronounced, fruity (berries), earthy, fine spicy

Flavour

Full-bodied, well balanced, multy-layerd, very refired fruit racidity balance, fresh

Food

Veal, lamb, venison, cheeses

Origin

Punggl vineyard owned by the Alois Lageder Winery and situated in Magrè. 230 metres a.s.l (750 feet)

Soil

Sandy, loamy with content of limestone

Vinification

Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, maturation in barriques (approximately 18 months).
Spontaneous maceration

Best to be drunk

3 - 15 years

THE MCM SITE

At the southern foot of the Magrè talus cone lies a wine-growing site known by the dialect name of Punggl, which has been noted and esteemed for its wines over the centuries. In the middle of the 1950s, the former owner of Hirschprunn planted Merlot vines there, because they had delivered such good results in the decades before. The heart of that site delivers the foundations for our MCM. Depending on the year, we now select varying quantities of top quality grapes there, which are used exclusively to make our MCM.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE MCM SITE

From Magrè there is now a path leading to the neighboring village of Cortina, which goes past the MCM site. The old pergola-trained vines are an eye-catcher, as is the great variety of other vegetation. In spring, the ground cover plants we sow after every second row transform the vineyard into a meadow full of flowers and scents and create a perfect habitat for birds and insects.

Guided tours

Discover our wines and their history and visit our biodynamic vineyards and cellars.

Mindset

With a commitment to thinking and acting holistically, we respect the forces and secrets of nature, care for our alliances and take a far-sighted view of the future.

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