2013 Merlot

The 2013 Merlot is dark carmine with purple hints, and a nose of dark fruits, cedar and spice. A wine has an elegant integration of the fruit and oak. A soft and warm tannin structure leads through to a rich full palate and a complex lingering finish.

 

Winemaker's Notes

Fruit: 100% Merlot

Judge Ratings: InterVin International Wine Awards BRONZE medal.

Vineyard: Grown exclusively for Baillie Grohman Estate entirerly  on our growers  Osoyoos vineyard representing the very best of warmer BC vineyards

Harvest: Fruit was harvested at optimum flavour and ripeness. The fruit was left to hang for a considerable length of time to ensure the correct level of ripeness was achieved.

Barrel: 100% matured in tight grained Bordeaux French Oak. 30% new oak with the balance being seasoned oak barriques.
Bottling: The wine was bottled in October 2014. 349 cases produced.
Sensory:
Colour - Dark carmine, with purple hints.
Aroma - Dark and brooding showing an array of black fruits, cedar and spice

Palate - A wine with elegant integration of the fruit and oak. A soft and warm tannin structure leads through to a rich full palate and a complex lingering finish

 

Analysis Data
Alc. % v/v 13
T.A 6 g/L
pH 3.64
RS Dry
F SO2 21 ppm