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Vertigo is our unique red blend of Merlot (47%), Cabernet Franc (24%) and Barbera (29%). It is fruit forward on the nose with aromas of cassis, blackberry, plum and spice, enhanced by a pleasant earthiness on the palate and flavours of chocolate leather and rhubarb pie. Is is a medium bodied wine with soft velvety texture and a lingering finish.
This wine was hand-picked and fermented in small lots. It spent around three weeks on skins before being pressed and racked to barrel. It was aged in 50% new oak, with a combination of French and American oak. It was aged for about 10 months in barrel before being bottled.
Technical Notes:Harvest Date: Oct 19 & 25, 2016pH: 3.57TA: 7.0 g/LAlcohol: 13.9%Case Production: 190 cases
Awards & Ratings
Gismondi on Wine: Tightrope Winery Vertigo 2016 Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada Vertigo is an oddball blend of 47 percent merlot, 24 percent cabernet franc, and 29 percent barbera that caught the attention of judges at the National Wine Awards of Canada. No doubt it was the lightness and the freshness that attracted. It’s fruit-forward with cassis, plum and rhubarb, earthy notes, and a juicy, lively finish. Could be a match for duck, woodfired, meaty pizzas, or any grilled vegetables dishes. Vertigo is handpicked and fermented in small lots. It spends 21 days on skins before going into a combination of French and American oak, of which 50 percent is new. It spends a further ten months in barrel before being bottled.
- National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Silver Medal
- British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2019, Bronze Medal