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Cabernet Merlot, 2021

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2021 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot


Fruit and leather on the nose with flavours of raspberry, plum and mulberry grounded with blackberry and cassis on the palate. A medium bodied wine finishing with a fresh acidity, dark fruit and a touch of Niagara River earthiness. From Italian style pastas to grilled meats. For the vegetarian, wonderful with grilled vegetables, pizza or pepper and onion stuffed portabellos.

Plants came out of dormancy early in spring, leading to vines getting a jump start on the season. There was an optimism in late-August that the crop would match, if not exceed, that of the previous year. But a warm and wet September caused a delay in grapes maturing and shortened an already challenging harvest.

The fermentation and aging was done in large stainless steel vats while a portion was aged in older barriques for 4 months. This vintage is a blend of 37% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Cabernet Franc.

Technical Notes:

  • Residual Sugar: 5 g /L
  • Brix at Harvest: 20.8
  • Total Acidity: 9.5 g/L
  • Aging in Oak: None
  • Release Date: December 2022
  • Ageability: 3 to 5 years
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