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Gold Merlot 3L

Gold Merlot 3L

The concentrated nose entices you in with notes of ripe fruits like black cherry, cooked raspberry, and dusty cocoa. This full-bodied wine offers a full-palate experience with depth of flavours of cooked fruits with mulling spices, anise, with mouth-coating luscious tannins. Elegant and well-structured, the finish is long and pronounced.

Enjoy now through 2028 under ideal cellaring conditions.

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SKU: 141463_17
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Vintage
2017
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Aging
Through 2028
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The concentrated nose entices you in with notes of ripe fruits like black cherry, cooked raspberry, and dusty cocoa. This full-bodied wine offers a full-palate experience with depth of flavours of cooked fruits with mulling spices, anise, with mouth-coating luscious tannins. Elegant and well-structured, the finish is long and pronounced. Enjoy now through 2028 under ideal cellaring conditions.
Vineyard Notes
Sourced entirely from estate grown Merlot grapes at our Corbishley Vineyard, harvest dates were in the 2nd and 3rd week of October based on flavour and tannin ripeness in the vineyard. Crop yield was 3 tons per acre, quite low for Merlot standards, to ensure fruit concentration.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard, the Merlot grapes are de-stemmed only into one-ton fermenters ensuring a high proportion of whole berries. After 6-7 days of cold soak, the musts are gradually warmed up to initiate a natural or directed fermentation. Hand plunging is used to keep the cap moist and ensure colour and tannin extraction. The fermentation temperatures are maintained cool early in ferment and then elevated to aid in phenolic extraction. The total maceration time is about 3 weeks. The wines are drained and pressed off just before dryness and tank settled prior to going to barrel. Our Merlot prefers 100% French Oak, undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in barrel for 16 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. The 2017 Gold Merlot is 63% new oak puncheons and barrels with the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Unfiltered prior to bottling.
Winemaker Notes
Our Merlot prefers 100% French Oak, undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in barrel for 16 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. The 2017 Gold Merlot is 63% new oak puncheons and barrels with the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. Unfiltered prior to bottling.