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Moon Curser Dead of Night
Dead of Night

Moon Curser Dead of Night
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Red Blend
Region
Okanagan Valley
Acid
6.31 g/L
pH
3.71
Bottling Date
April 3rd, 2013
Residual Sugar
2.5 g/L
Alcohol %
14.4
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SKU: 806117
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Red Blend
Region
Okanagan Valley
Acid
6.31 g/L
pH
3.71
Bottling Date
April 3rd, 2013
Residual Sugar
2.5 g/L
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is a dry, medium bodied wine. The nose displays aromas of dark cherry, prune plum and violets. Notes of pepper and tobacco can be found as well. Although the Dead of Night is aged in a considerable amount of new oak, its effect on the wine is to provide a well-balanced and integrated oak element that doesn’t at all overpower the other aspects of the wine. On the palate the wine is rich but with good acidity. The palate is consistent with the nose with its cherry and plum notes, but also displays meaty and smoky characters. It also displays flavors reminiscent of red currants, blackberries and cherry jam. The finish is long and generous with impressive fine and soft tannins.
Awards
2015 Northwest Wine Summit, Bronze - 2012 Dead of Night 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada, Gold - 2012 Dead of Night 2015 All Canadian Wine Championships, Double Gold - 2012 Dead of Night 2015 Decanter Wine Awards, Silver - 2012 Dead of Night 2015 National Wine Awards, Gold - 2012 Dead of Night 2014 BC Wine Awards, Gold Medal - Dead of Night 2012
Vineyard Notes
The Tannat and Syrah grapes for the Dead of Night blend are grown in two Osoyoos East bench vineyard sites owned by the winery. Typical of this area, both plots are Class 1 with good southwest aspect and slope. Generally, the soil type can be classified as sand to loamy sand with silica and granite composition in both locations.
Winemaker Notes
Each variety was fermented separately in our standard 5000L fermenter. The best Syrah lots were chosen for our flagship Dead of Night blend, but the treatment during fermentation was the same as our varietal Syrah, with three pump-overs per day and gentle maceration. Tannat is a more rustic variety and thus can withstand more vigorous extraction without yielding bitterness. Its program included rack and returns in addition to the regular pump-overs.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine, like each of its varietal components, shows really well when matched with roasted meats and game.
Production
Once the fermentation was complete, the wine was settled, racked and returned to tank. It then underwent full malolactic fermentation in tank and upon completion was transferred to oak barrels. The barrels were all 225L barriques; 35% of which were new French oak from the Seguin Moreau cooperage, because that’s just the way we rolleau, around here.
Other Notes
This wine drinks well now but should continue to improve with seven to as much as ten more years of aging.
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