Henry of Pelham Estate Winery only ships products within Canada.
Cabernet-Merlot Estate, 2019
Shipped and sold by Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Following in the footsteps of its European ancestry, this wine exhibits brilliant dark fruit flavours balanced by a seam of chalkiness. A classically inspired modern wine.
• Soil types within the lacustrine silty clay range, with some very heavy and brown clay.
• Partially fermented in an oak tank with extended maceration.
• Aged in European oak, with 30% new, then married together in an oak tank. Total wood aging is 10 months.
Beef, pork or lamb roast with grilled vegetables.
Sugar: 2 g/L
The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2021.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Short Hills Bench
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (42%), Cabernet Franc (38.5%), Merlot (19.5%)
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,058
Appearance: Ruby-purple in colour.
Nose: Cedary, red and blackcurrant bouquet with oak spice.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, savoury currant and cranberry flavours. Well-structured, nicely integrated oak with firm but pliant tannins.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Hold 1 – 2 years.
Food Pairing: Grilled ribeye with double-baked potato and creamed spinach, beef Wellington, mac and cheese with bacon, pizza with roasted vegetables, and braised chicken with sautéed onions and peppers.