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Silver Merlot 2018

Silver Merlot 2018

Deep purple in colour, this wine opens with layered aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and violets and cedar. A supple and plush palate, showcasing earthy and applewood flavours, laced with warm cocoa, and subtle hints of coriander. The silky and bold palate feels creamy and rich. Well-structured with approachable tannins carries into a lengthy and lingering finish.

While easily indulged upon release, this wine will develop well through 2025 under ideal cellaring conditions.

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SKU: 967695_18
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Vintage
2018
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Aging
Through 2025
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The fruit is predominantly from our own estate vineyards and select Naramata Bench and Oliver growers. Harvest dates were early to mid-October, based on flavour and tannin ripeness in the vineyard. Bunches are exposed early in the growing season to aid in phenolic development. Crop yields were kept at an average of 3.5 tons per acre; low for Merlot standards. This was done to concentrate the fruit.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and de-stemmed into one ton fermenters to encourage a high percentage of whole berries. After a few days of cold soaking, 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.
Winemaker Notes
Our Merlot undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in French Oak barrels (17% new) for 15 months.
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