CHRISMONT Merlot 2016

CHRISMONT Merlot 2016

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.


TASTING NOTES
COLOUR: Dark red with crimson hues.
AROMA: Dark berry fruits with earthy undertones mixed with dried herbs, spices and cheddar.
PALATE: Black cherry and berry fruit with leather and dark chocolate. Finishes dry with fine velvety tannins.

WINEMAKER NOTES
“Grapes are harvested when dark fruit flavours and mature tannins are evident. Once in the winery, fruit is then crushed to red fermenters and pumped over twice-daily until the ferment slows and left to further macerate on skins for up to 10-days. To complete malolactic fermentation, the wine is drained to tanks then racked into new and older French oak hogsheads for 12 months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling.” Warren Proft, winemaker 

FOOD PAIRING 
Perfect with a bowl of polpette in fresh basil Napoli, topped with mozzarella. (Chrismont Restaurant, winter menu, 2022)

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SKU: MER16CM
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Merlot
Acid
6.37 g/L
pH
3.31
Aging
Enjoy now or cellar up to 2031
Alcohol %
14.5

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