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Fort Berens Estate Winery

Meritage 2018

Meritage 2018
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
BC VQA
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
This wine is ready to drink now, or with proper cellaring, this wine can be cellared for 5 plus years
Bottling Date
August 14, 2019
Residual Sugar
2.2 g/L
Alcohol %
13.80
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SKU: 18-078113


Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
BC VQA
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
This wine is ready to drink now, or with proper cellaring, this wine can be cellared for 5 plus years
Bottling Date
August 14, 2019
Residual Sugar
2.2 g/L
Alcohol %
13.80
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Savour the aromas of wood, spice, black currants, and bright black cherries in our classic Merlot-predominant Meritage. This full-bodied wine is juicy with a complex palate featuring notes of dark cherries, spice, and oak. It is elegant with soft, but lengthy tannins and a nice, long finish.
Winemaker Notes
This complex Meritage is a blend of 68% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Each fraction of grapes was fermentated and aged seperately. The estate-grown Merlot was fermented with wild yeast, while the non-estate grown Merlot was fermented with commercial yeast. The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in 1000 litre tanks to increase the skin to juice ratio. The fractions were blended together before bottling. This process helped bring out the best in each grape varietal. This wine was aged in barrels, and then further aged in bottles in our cellar before release.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this mouthwatering wine with espresso rubbed beef or pork tenderloin, eggplant parmesan, or a charcuterie board with hard aged cheeses like hard gouda and applewood smoked cheddar.
Production
2,373 cases
Other Notes
Decant this wine to open up the aromatics of this elegant Meritage
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