Michael Wenzel

Merlot 2019

Whether you've watched the movie Sideways or have had a bad experience with the grape, merlot may not be your vibe. And we totally get it! But THIS bottle, this Austrian merlot right here: absolute game-changer. Full of plush and cozy dark fruits with a delicate finish that won't weigh you down, it's a weeknight wine staple. A merlot moment if you will. Paired with dinner, dessert or a netflix and chill situation, we promise you won't be disappointed. 


Winemaker: Michael Wenzel

Farming: Organic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2019

Grapes: Merlot

Colour: Red

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Michael Wenzel

Furmint and Austria would not be the same without the story of the Wenzel family. Based in Rust, a (former) stronghold of world- famous sweet wines, Michael Wenzel’s grandfather and father believed in this grape so much that they secretly smuggled back historic clones from Hungary in times of the Iron Curtain and Cold War, risking getting caught (with severe consequences). But when they arrived back to the Hungarian-Austrian border, Wenzel senior would pull out his clarinet, playing old Hungarian folk music which was forbidden back in the communist time ...