French Oak Barrels and 1000 L Oak Vats.
Small lot, steel fermenters. Pump Over Extraction
June 15, 2018
"I like the mix of 46 merlot, 34 cabernet franc, 14 cabernet sauvignon, 4 malbec and 2 petit verdot that is all estate grown on stony, sandy, loamy, stemwinder soils. And it’s just under 15 percent alcohol. Corcelettes have identified some of the most expressive parts of their vineyard to shape this wine. The attractive lush, silky textures speak to a higher percentage of merlot and cabernet franc and only 14 cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Thank you. Each variety is cellared separately in French oak for 18 months before bottling. A terrific 2016 growing season has left this wine with both a sense of style and elegance. The nose is aromatic, mixing cherries and dried herbs onto a plummy, round, fresh, mulberry scented palate with a pinch of stony acidity elongating the back end. Impressive and should improve in the bottle through 2023." - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
100% Corcelettes Estate Vineyard - Stemwinder Soil
A careful assemblage of 46% Merlot - 34% Cabernet Franc - 14% Cabernet Sauvignon - 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot
The art of blending. Having identified the most expressive rows in our estate vineyard, we begin shaping our Meritage wine while on the vine. Merlot and Cabernet Franc always seem to lead the blend with full, ripe fruit character making to wine rich. All wine lots are cellared separately in many formats of French oak. Cellared for 18 months and bottle aged prior to release.
325 cases crafted.
Approachable on release, or cellar for 5-10 years.