This Merlot based blend was aged in oak barrels for just over one year. The resulting wine is easy-drinking and versatile enough to pair with a number of dishes or a selection of cheeses. You will enjoy this wine until the last drop.
Dried red fruit, vanilla spice, dark roast coffee beans, and eucalyptus aromas are complimented by a rich mid-palate. Good structure with a solid acid backbone and long flavorful finish.
Wine Access Magazine 89 Points ~ Relatively light in colour, this merlot-based red blend brings lovely perfume, cherry, raspberry, plum and light toffee aromas. It is medium-bodied and extremely juicy, with plum, toffee, blueberry, cherry and light mocha/chocolate flavours. It has very light tannins and a splash of acidity. There must be some pinot noir in this one — regardless, it is light, juicy and delicious.
Grapes underwent a short cold soak, and were fermented in stainless steel with a temperature-controlled maceration. Gently pressed, with malo-lactic fermentation completed in barrel. Each of the varieties were vinified separately and then combined after they were aged on their lees for one year in barrel.
Cooperage: French (80%) and American (20%) Oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons.
Harvest Dates: September 14 to October 27, 2011
Residual Sugar: 4.0g/l (sugar code = 0)
Total Acidity: 6g/l
Drinking best between 2012 and 2014.
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