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Merlot

Our Merlot is soft and easy drinking with a great long finish. Aged for 18 months in French oak, this wine is elegant and sophisticated.

Tasting & Pairing

The warm growing season of 2014 provided us with some intensely flavoured Merlot grapes. The wine boasts aromas of rich black cherry, smoky plum, spice and toasty oak. The palate is rich and full-bodied with firm structured tannins and a long finish. We suggest pairing with similarly bold foods; braised short ribs, lasagna, bison burgers and an array of aged hard cheeses.

Winemaking

Our Merlot was harvested in mid-October 2014. The grapes were received, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks using a mix of indigenous and cultivated yeast strains. Daily pump-overs and gentle hand plunging during a three to four week maceration period has given this wine complexity and its rich dark color. Barrel aging in new and old French oak for 18 months prior to blending. Ready to enjoy but can be cellared until 2020.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 14.5 %
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639633
UPC code: 778856114232
Date bottled: June, 2016
Case volume: 5,090

Winery Retail Price: $22.00

Wine Club Price: $19.80