The 2014 Merlot came from the famed Palatine vineyard in Lobethal. The grapes where hand picked from vines yielding just 1 tonne to the acre. They were then destemmed and fermented in small open fermenters and hand plunged. The wines was left on skins for a month before being transferred to old French oak. It was matured for 10 months before being bottled.