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Tightrope Winery

2017 Merlot

2017 Merlot

Our Merlot is 100% estate grown. The grapes were handpicked, vineyard sorted and fermented in small lots.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 6, 11 & 13, 2017
Sugar
25.1
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
12 months, French oak with a small % of American oak for added complexity
Fermentation
Fermented in small lots
Residual Sugar
2.2 g/L
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
There are bright aromas of violets, blackberry, blueberry and plum along with leather and coffee on the palate. The tannins are supple and the finish is full.
Awards
Silver-InterVin International Wine Awards 2019
Vineyard Notes
Our Merlot is 100% estate grown. The grapes were handpicked, vineyard sorted and fermented in small lots.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand-picked and destemmed into 1/2 ton fermenters, where it was cold soaked for five days, before fermentation was allowed to begin. the grapes were on skins for approximately three weeks before being pressed off and put into barrel. This wine was aged for 12 months, in French oak, with a small percentage of American oak for added complexity.
Food Pairing Notes
Eggplant parmesan, beef stroganoff (see recipe), pulled pork sandwich, eggplant moussaka
Production
216 cases
Other Notes
Drink now through 2024
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