Castoro De Oro Merlot
A bold merlot... This wine has the full-bodied fruitiness of a young red with the complexity of an aged red, this balance is achieved by the careful and unique oak program. A beautiful display in the glass with a dark plum colour and big delicious aromas of plum and brambleberry. A fine wine with Okanagan acidity, firm tannins for aging, raspberry, black currant and plum flavours with beautiful baking spice notes.
Our vineyard’s location in the famed “Golden Mile” alluvial soil deposit and southeast aspect with excellent exposure to sunshine, results in full flavour and aroma development. The vineyard slope keeps the vines safe from late spring or early fall frost problems, allowing the grapes to ripen fully. The vines are planted to the foot of a mountain, which provides evening shade, resulting in a rapid cool-off during summer, which prevents the grape acids from dropping and results in a fine balance between ripe, sweet fruit and firm, clean acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
This is definitely the wine to choose with steak, burgers, pork or BBQ chicken.