Reserve Merlot 2019

Tasting Notes

Intense crimson in the glass with intense notes of red plums, cedar, black licorice, Christmas cake, vanilla and spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with firm, dusty tannins and flavours of plums, bitter chocolate, forest mushrooms and vanilla, with supporting acidity. The finish is long with savoury notes and lingering tannins.

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$39.95

APPELLATION

VQA Creek Shores

VINEYARD

Lakeshore Farm Vineyard

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Merlot

BRIX AT HARVEST

22.1

ALCOHOL CONTENT

13.0%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5 grams/Litre

Enjoy over the short-to-medium term with grilled or braised red meats such as lamb or Osso Bucco. Decant before serving.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were harvested in mid October exclusively from the Lakeshore Farm Vineyard to the northeast of the winery. 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 15 months of ageing. Following this the wine was moved back to stainless steel tanks for a further 6 months of aging before being bottled in September 2021 following light fining and filtration.

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