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Top 10 Small Wineries in Canada – National Wine AWards of Canada 2019

 

2019 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Vineyard Designation
Fleet Road Vineyard - Tightrope Estate, Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
Oct 14 & 15, 2020
Sugar
25
Acid
7.4 g/L
pH
3.33
Aging
12 months in French Oak barrel, with a small % of American Oak for added complexity. 50% new barrels
Bottling Date
March 19, 2021
Residual Sugar
2.8 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5

2019 Merlot

IN THE GLASS: black cherry, plum, new leather, dark chocolate, mocha; the tannins are supple and the finish is full.

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SKU: 29510-19

IN THE GLASS: blackberry, black plum, chocolate, leather, pipe tobacco; medium-plus body, elegant tannins, long finish.

VINEYARD NOTES
The grapes for this Merlot are sustainably grown on our Fleet Road Vineyard – Tightrope Estate. They were selectively hand-picked over 2 days.

WINEMAKER NOTES
The grapes were 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 in barrel for 12 months, in French Oak, with a small percentage of American Oak for added complexity.


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
IN THE GLASS: blackberry, black plum, chocolate, leather, pipe tobacco; medium-plus body, elegant tannins, long finish.
Vineyard Notes
This wine is 100% estate grown and hand-picked.
Production Notes
225 cases
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were destemmed into 1/2 fermenters, where it was cold soaked for 21 days, before fermentation was allowed to begin. The grapes were on skins for approximately three weeks before being pressed off and put into barrel.
Food Pairing Notes
Eggplant moussaka, pulled pork
Other Notes
Drink now through 2027

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