Meritage 2019

Tasting Notes

Dark purple in the glass with intense notes of red and black currants, plums, raspberry, cedar and chocolate. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with chalky tannins and flavours of cherries, kirsch, raspberries and dark chocolate. The finish is long with notes of chocolate and lingering tannins.

Download Notes

$44.95

APPELLATION

VQA Creek Shores

VINEYARD

65% Lakeshore Farm

GRAPE VARIETY

36% Merlot
35% Cabernet Franc
29% Cabernet Sauvignon

BRIX AT HARVEST

22.1

ALCOHOL CONTENT

13%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.3 grams/Litre

Enjoy over the medium term with roasted game meats with reduced wine-based sauces such as venison loin with chocolate and red wine jus.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested separately starting with the Merlot in mid-October, followed by Cabernet Franc and then Cabernet Sauvignon in min November from our two estate vineyard, Lakeshore Farm Vineyard to the northeast of the winery and June’s Vineyard directly to the south. After manual sorting the grapes were crushed and destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular delestage to gently extract colour and structure. After 30 days skin contact, the wine was pressed and moved French oak barrels (225L, 400L and 500L) of various ages for 18 months of ageing. Following this the wine was moved back to stainless steel tanks for a further 3 months of aging before being bottled in September 2021 following light fining and filtration.

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