Meritage Reserve 2010
Full-bodied and firm. A full array of savoury red and black fruit coat the palate. Toasty oak and fresh acidity mix well throughout every layer. A wonderfully complex big red. The Meritage Reserve 2010 was blended in our finest traditions of producing some of the most celebrated and recognised Bordeaux style wines. A truly bold and complex wine. All Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties were hand harvested and hand sorted to insure only the ripest berries are used for a Reserve style of wine. The grapes were then gently de-stemmed and left as whole berries for open top fermentation in small batches. During fermentation tanks were hand plunged four times a day in consistent intervals to further the extraction of colour and flavour. After fermentation, each varietal was separately pressed and transferred into a mixture of French (50%) and American (50%) oak cask to complete malolactic fermentation and continue the ageing. After the wines were racked from the barrels, Winemaker John Tummon has selected the 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot blend to be the best for Kacaba's traditional Bordeaux style wine.
**BRONZE MEDAL - Winealign National Wine Awards of Canada 2013