The Markus IRO winery is located in Gols in the middle of the traditional wine-growing area, where about 20 hectares of vines are cultivated in excellent sites such as Gabarinza or Heideboden. 30% of the vines are used for white wines, 70% for red wines. The Pannonian as well as continental influences due to high humidity as well as little precipitation favor the quality of IRO wines. The soil of the vineyards are covered by limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Awards: - Winery of the Year 2022, Wine Award Burgenland. - 3rd place by Die Presse "red variety". - 90 points from À la Carte Tasting notes:Dark ruby with violet reflections in the glass. In the nose fruity of blackberries, black heart cherries and herbs. On the palate, spicy, fruity, elegant, full-bodied and blood orange zest. Fruity, sweet and long finish. Grape variety: Merlot. Aging: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aging in used barriques. Closure: screw cap. Residual sugar: 1 g/l. Acidity: 4,9 g/l. Drinking temperature: 17-18 °C. Storage potential: Until 2028. This wine harmonizes perfectly with red meat, roasts, game and steaks from the grill.