Merlot Barrique is also one of the most elegant wines in the cellar. It has a charming cherry red colour with scarlet reflection and an intense, rich aroma of fruits and spices. Its bouquet is reminiscent of wild fruits, ripe plums and roses. It is a dry, warm, opulent and harmonious wine. A variety of tertiary aromas, typical of the aging wooden barrels, can be sensed. This vigorous and full-bodied wine has a high level of dry extract. Therefore, the experience of the wine will be much more pleasant if served with smoked dried-meat products.
This premium dry red wine enchants all those who prefer lighter red wines. It is undoubtedly one of the best Pinot noir wines in the Vipava valley. Its bouquet and aroma, as well as its flavour of fresh wild fruits win the hearts of many wine lovers. In the Zaloščan wine cellar, the wine grape variety, otherwise known for its moodiness, exhibits its harmonious character, which goes well with typical Vipava valley dishes as well as other lighter meat dishes.