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2018 TALUS

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2018 TALUS
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The Similkameen Valley is enclosed by steep mountain walls accentuated by steep "Talus slopes", these are the workings of nature's forces and time. These Talus slopes are the source of our vineyard's soils; mixed earth and broken stone. TALUS- the flagship wine of Corcelettes- is crafted from a combination of our estate vineyard's geology and our team's passion and drive for excellence in both viticulture and the cellar. 

38% Merlot ♦ 31% Cabernet Franc ♦ 15% Cabernet Sauvignon ♦ 12% Petit Verdot ♦ 4% Malbec

Hand grown, hand harvested, unfiltered & unfined. 100% estate grown grapes.

100% Similkameen Valley.

Wine Specs
Similkameen Valley
Vineyard Designation
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
18 months in various tight grain, premium French oak barrels
Punch down and aerated pump over extraction (30 days on skins), free run to barrel for MLF.
Bottling Date
June 17, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"There’s some sweet, sweet perfumed Italian plums and squished mulberries in the aromatics, then as they continue on the palate, a good dusting of cocoa and cinnamon, with hibiscus tea and crunchy black cherries in abundance. While broad-shouldered with a nice lashing of fine tannins, the core is juicy and affable. Another Similkameen gem..." -Kurtis Kolt
93 points- Daenna Van Mulligan, WineDiva Complex, polished, balanced. Corcelettes is a boutique winery settled on 150 acres of the Similkameen Valley's Upper Bench in Keremeos. Talus, Corcelettes' new flagship wine, is built from the very best fruit grown on their alluvial deposit and gravelly sandy loam soil vineyard. A blend of Merlot (38%), Cabernet Franc (31%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Petit Verdot (12%) and Malbec (4%) that was harvested throughout October and November of 2018; it was aged 18-months in French oak barrels before bottling. This inaugural release expresses spiced plums, sweet black currents and blueberries atop muddled dried violets, pipe tobacco, vanilla and chocolate. Admirably constructed, it delivers dusty dark fruit, dark cocoa and savoury spices stirred with wild Similkameen brush flavours. The tannins, while evident and youthful, are polished; the balance is on point, complexity is notable. This wine could not be made anywhere else, it shows true definition of place in every sip. 93 points
Vineyard Notes
100% Corcelettes Estate Vineyard - Stemwinder Soil
Food Pairing Notes
Blue cheese veggie burger, steak sandwich, or your favourite cut of slow roasted beef.
320 cases crafted.
Other Notes
Approachable on release, or cellar for 5-10 years.

Product Reviews

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John Schwenk
(Nov 16, 2020 at 11:32 AM)
We opened our first bottle of Talus this past weekend, and were absolutely thrilled! While I can see that it will benefit from some aging, it was absolutely superb right now! I am ordering more.

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