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Merlot 2020

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SKU: 20-008128

Smooth and fruit-forward, this Merlot features notes of cherries, plums, and mulberries. The soft, round texture of this medium-bodied wine makes it an excellent match with roasted chicken or a housemade pizza with a rich tomato sauce. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
BC VQA
Harvest Date
October 2020
Acid
6.5
pH
3.56
Aging
Optimal drinking for next 1 - 3 years. You can cellar wine till 2027.
Bottling Date
May 31, 2022
Residual Sugar
3.1
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This fruit-forward Merlot features rich notes of cherries, mulberries, plums, and lavender. Smooth and soft on the palate, this medium-bodied wine also has a delicate hint of vanilla.
Production Notes
100% Merlot
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, crushed, and left to cold soak for 3 days. The juice was inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment at 24 degrees. Pump overs were done every 4 hours for colour extraction. 3 days post maceration on skins for fine tannin extraction before pressing. This Merlot was aged 15 months in 225 litre neutral oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were French oak, and 50% were American oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with grilled or roast poultry dishes or a homemade pizza.
Production
200 cases

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