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2019 Silver Merlot

2019 Silver Merlot

A deep, rich, fuchsia and garnet colour, this wine opens with layers of black cherry, blackberry, baking spice and sandalwood.  A well-structured, plush palate showcases ripe black cherries and currants, with allspice and approachable tannins that carry into a lengthy finish.

While easily indulged upon release, this wine will develop well through 2026 under ideal cellaring conditions.

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SKU: 967695_19
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Vintage
2019
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Aging
Through 2026
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A deep, rich, fuchsia and garnet colour, this wine opens with layers of black cherry, blackberry, baking spice and sandalwood. A well-structured, plush palate showcases ripe black cherries and currants, with allspice and approachable tannins that carry into a lengthy finish.
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 (10% new) for 15 months.