The Connemara

  • 2014

Wine Style

Our inaugural vintage of the Connemara is a wonderfully elegant and complex red blend made from the classic Bordeaux varietals. The wine is so named as our Grandfather Richard Stewart Sr. insisted that Connemara was the most beautiful part of his home country Ireland.


Tasting & Pairing

On the nose there are aromas of violets and lavender with intense ripe red and black fruits, spice and vanilla notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and voluptuous with beautifully integrated and polished tannins and a sumptuously long finish. We would recommend serving this wine with the finest cuts of red meats, as well as braises and casseroles.


Winemaking

The grapes were harvested in October from our estate vineyards throughout the Okanagan Valley. Handpicked and fermented with indigenous yeasts for 28 days. Barrel aged for 18 months in French oak and unfiltered, we selected our best 10 barrels for this wine. Consisting of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc this wine is beautifully structured ensuring age ability. The wine is drinking extremely well right now but we would recommend cellaring for at least another 5-8 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.5%
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.7 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code 263160
UPC code: 778856214260
Date bottled: June 2016
Case volume: 200


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