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Black Sage Merlot

Black Sage Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Region
Okanagan Valley
Sugar
4.0 g/L
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.6
Alcohol %
13.5
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SKU: 593053
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Merlot
Region
Okanagan Valley
Sugar
4.0 g/L
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.6
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Merlot exhibits a nice mix of red and dark fruit with hints of plum and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, red fruit dominates with hints of spice such as cinnamon and clove. The tannins are round, soft and mouth coating with just a touch of sweetness.
Production Notes
The spring and summer of 2013 saw warm to hot weather throughout the seasons, along with normal rain levels for this time of year in the Okanagan. The beginning of harvest started a bit earlier than usual and in the early fall we did see a little more rain than average. It was shaping up that both whites and reds would be ready for harvest at the same time, but Mother Nature came through for us and cooler weather helped to separate the harvest and allowed for tannin and flavour development in the bold reds of Black Sage Vineyard™.
Winemaker Notes
The Merlot was fermented in open top fermenters, where the cap was mananged through hand punchdowns, for 10 - 12 days at around 30C. The wine was pressed off the skins and went through malolactic fermentation and was then aged in a combination of American and French barrels (20% new) for 12 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with cuisines such as French, Italian and Spanish. Try a glass with beef steak, short ribs, or an herb-crusted pork roast. For a gourmet touch, our Merlot is ideal for creating rich red wine sauces to drizzle over roasted and grilled meats.
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