Erich Kobler established his winery at the end of ’60s in Magrè, a small center lying on the South Tyrol “Weinstrasse”, a road on which rise the most famous South Tyrolean wineries. Mr Kobler porpouse was to cultivate fruit and raise the vine to sell the grapes produced to the big wineries. The turning point comes in 2006 when Armin and Monica Kobler, little satisfied to completely sell their grapes, begin to vinify a part of it on their own, up to the current production of about 15000 bottles obtained from their 3.6 hectares of vineyards.
Klausner is the name one the first 0,3 hectares vineyard: bought in 1972 it was planted with a density of 3300 vines/hectare at about 200 meters over the sea level on a sandy and slightly silty soil. From this vineyard comes the homonymous Merlot Riserva, produced according to the principles of an integrated natural approach, with a slightly delayed manual harvest. The grapes ferment in steel, where they also perform malolactic, and age in old barriques without tartaric stabilization; then the wine refines in bottles.
This 2014 deep and intense ruby red with marked purple reflexes vintage smells of blackberry, prune, blueberry, tomato paste, black pepper, truffle and underbrush. The mouthfeel is soft, warm, enveloping and juicy, with good flavour and enough acidity to rebalance everything, with polished tannins which lead to a fruity and dry finish.
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