Reserve Merlot 2012
|Style: Dry Red Wine||Sugar: 3 g/L||ABV: 14%|
*SILVER - ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
WINEMAKING NOTES: Kacaba’s Merlot vineyard is diligently monitored throughout the growing season to balance the crop size and grape quality. Shoot thinning and leaf removal early in the growing season followed by cluster thinning at veraison helps to achieve evenly ripened grapes with concentrated flavours. All fruit for this full bodied, fruit forward wine was gently harvested assuring premium quality. After careful sorting, all clusters underwent a gentle destemming before full berry fermentation. The grapes were fermented at an average of 25ºC with pumpovers performed two to three times daily for flavour and color extraction. This lush red wine was aged in a combination of new and second fill American and French oak barrels for 16 months for greater complexity. After finishing the aging process this wine was racked, filtered, and finally bottled in March 2014.
TASTING NOTES: Intense aromatics of black plum, dark chocolate, and cigar box. Fruit cake and coffee flavours fill out the mouth while solid tannins provide a rich and bold structure. Enjoy this wine on its own or pair with game, red meats, and char-grilled vegetables. Drink now or cellar up to 2025.