Meritage



Blend: 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot


Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.5 % | PH: 3.77 | Titratable acidity: 6.14 g/L


Bottling Date: August 2017


Cellaring: 10 + years


Tasting Notes:

Savoury dried herbs, roast red pepper, sun-dried tomato, cedar, spice, orange zest, burlap and subtle floral notes make for a complex nose. The palate is dry and medium-bodied with ripe firm tannins, crisp acidity and lots of cassis, dried plum and blackberry fruit given complexity through dried sage, burlap, leather, earth and paprika. A seamless and elegant wine that should age nicely for a decade or more. Pair with roast leg of lamb or hard cheeses.

Wine Making:

All five grape varieties were harvested by hand from Burrowing Owl Estate
Vineyards in October and November. They were vinified and barrel aged separately
for 18 months. During this period we tested the potential blend on four separate
occasions, tweaking until we were satisfied we had found the most accurate
expression of the vintage and the Terroir. After the components were combined,
they were barreled for another three months to achieve their full integration. The
wine was then bottled and left to further mature in a temperature controlled
environment before its release.

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