CHRISMONT Merlot 2015
The soft, vibrant characters of this famed Bordeaux grape has proven popular as a straight varietal wine, or in a blend. At Chrismont, we allow the juicy ripe plums, dark chocolate and exotic spices speak for themselves in this approachable expression from our Upper King Valley vineyards.
COLOUR: Dark red with crimson hues.
AROMA: Medley of dark berry fruits including cherry and boysenberry, and with prune, vanilla and cedar in the background.
PALATE: Bright cherry and berry fruit with spice and dark chocolate. Finishes dry with fine velvety tannins.
“The grapes are crushed, fermented, and left to macerate on skins for up to 10 days before being drained into tanks to complete malolactic fermentation. The new wine is then racked into new and older French oak barriques for 12 months maturation before being blended for bottling.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Perfect enjoy alongside oven-baked quail, agrodolce, cauliflower mash, pinenuts and raisins. Chrismont Restaurant, autumn menu, 2017.