Reserve Merlot 2021
Intense crimson in the glass with intense notes of blue plums, black cherries, cedar, black licorice, vanilla and roasted herbs. On the palate it is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and flavours of plums, bitter chocolate and vanilla, with supporting acidity. The finish is long with savoury notes of roasted hebs.Download Notes
VQA Creek Shores
Lakeshore Farm Vineyard
BRIX AT HARVEST
Enjoy over the short-to-medium term with grilled or braised red meats such as lamb or Osso Bucco. Decant before serving.
The grapes were harvested in November, exclusively from the Lakeshore Farm Vineyard to the northeast of the winery. After manual sorting, the grapes were crushed, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular delestage to gently extract colour and structure. After 30 days of skin contact, the wine was pressed and moved French oak barrels (225L, 400L, 500L and 600L) of various ages for 8 months of ageing. Following this, the wine was moved back to stainless steel tanks for a further 2 months of aging before being bottled in September 2022 following light fining and filtration.