Merlot /Cabernet Franc DOC South Tyrol Riserva


The Merlot and Cabernet France red wine cuvée is a classic Bordeaux cuvée: Notes of berries and a lasting finish. Elegant and harmonious, it was christened for a famed rose of the same name.  

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Drinking maturity : 
6+ years
Drinking temperature: 
approx. 18°C
48 hl/ha
13,5% vol.
maturation of the wine : 
small wooden barrel
Acid and residual sugar: 
5 g/l Zucchero residuo: 1,2 g/l

Our red wine undergoes a maceration in the mash tank for about 20 days.Afterwards the young wine is used for the biological acid reduction and the maturation into the barrique for 12 months. After a further 6 months in steel tanks the wine is lightly filtered and bottled. After a total of two years our red wine with the Riserva status on sale.

Tasting note

Merlot gives the „Baccara“ fullness and suppleness, Cabernet Franc gives it structure and spice. The result is an elegant, harmonious red wine.


The naming of our red wine was inspired by a well-known rose. In 2004 we planted the vines for our red wine Baccara in the sunny south-east location of Wartegg in Marling. The grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown here on medium-heavy, slightly clayey and mineral-rich slate soil. The Wartegg vineyard site, with a slope inclination of approx. 35%, gets a lot of morning sun due to its south-east orientation, thus warming up especially in the first half of the day and then cooling down again towards evening. The cool nights preserve the fresh fruit and the pleasant acidity in the grapes.



EICHENSTEIN Vineyard & Chalet

farm sale
Katzensteinstr. 34
39012 Meran - South Tyrol, Italy

tel. +39 344 2820179
tel. +39 047 3425475

Oberwirt´s Gourmet & wine shop

Josef Waldner
St. Felixweg 2
39020 Marling - South Tyrol, Italy

tel. +39 0473 222020

Meraner Weinhaus

several points of sale
in South Tyrol

Enoteca Gandolfi

Drususallee 349
39100 Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy

tel. +39 0471 920335

Pasta Shop

Laubengasse 53
39020 Marling - South Tyrol, Italy

tel. +39 0473 270973

Mary´s Market

Via Claudia Augusta 4A/1
39027 Graun im Vinschgau - Italy

tel. +39 0335 562 5111

Gusto Italiano da Giovanna

Theatinerstraße 14
80333 Munich - Germany

tel. +49 89 20300813

Keller GmbH

Großer Anger 3
85416 Langenbach - Germany

tel. +49 8761 76760

Wybrecht boissons

18 Rue de Habsheim
68170 Rixheim - France

tel. +33 3 89 44 76 90

Eichenstein Vineyard


The family of Josef Waldner, owner of the winery, have been making wine for 350 years. The origin of winemaking at the Eichenstein has its roots in Marling, where the dedicated wine lover created his first white wine cuvée “Gloria Dei” in 2005. In 2006, he followed on with his “Baccara” Marlot and Cabernet Franc red wine cuvéè, assisted and advised by renowned enologist Hartmann Donà. In 2007 Josef Waldner further realised his vision when he established the Eichenstein vineyard on the Freiberg, from 550-600 m, above Meran. In 2014, the crowning jewel of the vineyard was built: The wine cellar, a vinarium and a guest chalet. And in 2018, the most recent porphyry plot was established at 500 m above sea level.

Josef Waldner

We want our wines to have a stirring soul. That’s why we we strive to create authentic, charismatic wines that live on in your memory. Josef Waldner’s passion for grapes and wine stems from a long family tradition.