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Tightrope Winery

2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot

Our Merlot is 100% estate grown. It was hand-picked and destemmed into 1/2 tib fernenters, 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 barrels.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Vineyard Designation
Fleet Road, Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
Oct 13 & 19, 2018
Sugar
25.2
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.48
Aging
12 months, in French Oak barrel, with a small % of American Oak for added complexity.
Bottling Date
March 10, 2020
Residual Sugar
2.6 g/L
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
There are bright flavours of blackcherry, dark cherry and plum along with new leather, dark chocolate and mocha on the palate. The tannins are supple and the finish is full.
Vineyard Notes
This wine is 100% estate grown and hand-picked.
Production Notes
440 cases
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were destemmed into 1/2 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.
Other Notes
Drink now through 2025 Gold - 2020 BC Lieutenant Governor Awards
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