Region: Golden Mile Bench Okanagan Valley-VQA
Bottle size: 750 mL
Winemaker: Robert Summers
Growing conditions: The 2015/16 winter was relatively mild with no extended periods of major freezing, resulting in uniform bud break. Spring was one of the driest on record; with Growing Degree Days (GDDs) the highest ever recorded in May. These warm, dry conditions resulted in bud break two weeks earlier than anticipated. The warm temperatures continued through June, suggesting that harvest could commence as much as a month earlier than normal. However, temperatures changed in July; making it the fourth coldest July on record. This cooling July trend, combined with some unseasonal rain, slowed down the ripening process resulting in beautifully complex flavours. Cool fall nights ensured great acid structure. Harvest commenced in early September, much earlier than normal. Overall, the 2016 vintage was outstanding for both whites and reds.
Winemaking notes: Crafted from some of the oldest Merlot vines on our estate, Block 2 consistently offers an opulent fruit-driven wine. Harvested by hand in mid-October, the fruit was gently fermented to dryness in our Italian Ganimedi fermenters. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak, with only tightly grained barrels used for this vintage of our premium Reserve Merlot. Following barrel aging, the cuvée was blended for structure, complexity and a rich depth of flavour. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 7 years.
- Retail: $28.95
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