A brilliant pale green hue in the glass. The Merle tends to show subtlety and restraint in youth with a nose characterized by fresh citrus zest and hints of wet stone. On the palate a bristling spine of acidity brings the wine to life and highlights a core of pure fruit and exhilirating minerality. The wine is fresh, crisp and dry and the finish lasts. Those who are able to cellar The Merle for some eight to fifteen years will be rewarded by complex layers of lemon butter and toast.
Japanese seafood dishes especially sashimi and sushi, oysters, raw seafood, creamy sauces and goat cheese dishes all pair beautifully with this exceptional dry Riesling.