Various small lots, September through October 2016
18 months in 1000L French oak vats and barrels
June 6, 2018
"The 2016 vintage and the Similkameen Valley are one amazing partnership. This Merlot is all about texture and aromatics, and both are colliding at a high level. The fruit is own-rooted, (there is no foreign rootstock between the vine and the roots) allowing for maximum expression of terroir from two clones, 181 and 184, grown over rugged rocky Stemwinder soils. Harvested over multiple dates and fermented in several small lots to promote layers of flavours and complexity the fruit is uniquely savoury and black with smoky, mineral undertones and an already long, velvet finish. There is no rush to drink this wine before 2023. Impressive." -Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
100% Corcelettes Estate Vineyard, Stemwinder Soil, self-rooted clones 181 and 184, Similkameen Valley.
Harvested by hand on multiple dates, fermented in several small lots and aged for 18 months in a combination of 1000L French oak vats and barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Anything Italian is fun! Also pairs well with sharp cheeses, smoked ribs, and chili.
490 cases crafted.