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Merlot

Silver Medal Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Our Merlot is rich, smooth and full bodied with lovely dark fruit and spice notes. It is approachable and easy drinking with a luxurious long finish and supple tannins.

Tasting & Pairing

This Merlot opens with aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate and savoury herbs. The palate is full-bodied with flavours of ripe red and black fruit, cocoa and mulling spices leading to a long, velvety finish. Decant this wine for an hour or two before serving to enhance your tasting experience, and choose Bordeaux-style red wine glassware. This smooth rich wine pairs nicely with hearty dishes such as braised short ribs, grilled flat iron steak or lasagna.

Winemaking

Our Merlot was hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks using indigenous and cultivated yeast strains. During a three to four week maceration period, we used gentle pump overs to give the wine an elegant complexity and rich colour. The wine was aged in French oak for 18 months prior to blending. Enjoy now through 2024.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 15%
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: <0.3 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639633
UPC code: 778856117233
Date bottled: June 3, 2019
Case volume: 3,785

Winery Retail Price: $29.99

Wine Club Price: $25.49