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GERE Solus Merlot 2021 - Bortársaság

GERESolus Merlot 2021

Bottle price
HUF 19 000
For club members or over 12 pcs.
HUF 18 050

Unit price: HUF 25 333 / litre. Our prices are gross prices.

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One of the southernmost and best-known vineyards in Hungary, known as one of the premier vineyards of Villány, which is located at about 120-130 metres above sea level. Yes, that’s the justly famous Kopár vineyard, the place of growth that provides the finest ingredients for the Gere winery's top wines. Its name comes from the uppermost areas of the hill, where the topsoil is so thin that the limestone bedrock is visible. The vines grow smaller, but yield more mineral-rich and more concentrated bunches. Compared to other areas, the grapes harvested here ripen about two weeks earlier each year and show perfect ripeness, which is due to the fact that the heat absorbed by the sun is continuously radiated back by the rock at night, so there are no large temperature fluctuations. It’s also because the solar energy that arrives to this area is the highest in the whole of Hungary, and thanks to its southern location, the number of sunshine hours is also the highest here. The sun's energy therefore surrounds the clusters from almost all sides, so to speak, day and night.

The grapes used as the basis for Solus Merlot are harvested from 19-25-year-old vines with a 25 hl/ha yield, from 7,200 vines per hectare. Fermentation is carried out in large wooden vats, and malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine was aged in new, small Hungarian barrels for 16 months.

The wine shines in rich colours, with deep purple hues and red tints. The nose radiates a captivating power with the aromas of prunes, roasted cinnamon and vanilla, then the aroma profile gradually enriches and deepens. Dynamic elegance dominates the palate with black berry fruits and coffee spices of the oak barrel, alongside the intertwining, balanced character of the subtle acidity, ripe tannins and the Villány terroir, drawing up the complex portrait of the wine. Thanks to the 2021 vintage, which has yielded excellent, substantial and lively wines, it can already be enjoyed in its current state, but it’s expected to reach its peak between 2031 and 2036.

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