Merlot 2015

MONSTER VINEYARDS

Merlot
2015

Product code
873422
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Varietal(s)
Merlot 90 %
Cabernet Franc 5 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 5 %
Alcohol percentage
13%
Color
Red
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Total acidity
6.4 g/l
PH
3.65
Aging potential
Drink by 2019
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Monster Vineyards is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The winery came to life in 2006 when the owners of Poplar Grove introduced this fun new line up of wines to the British Columbia market. Raising the bar for fruit-forward Okanagan wines, the Monster wines are fresh, fruity and ready to be set free upon release. Monster Vineyards is conveniently located at the gateway to the famous Naramata Bench wine touring route just down the road...

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Notes about product

2015 was another fantastic year for Viticulture in the Okanagan. Winter ended early giving the grapes a head start and a longer growing season than expected. Spring and Summer had higher than average temperatures. June saw record breaking temperatures, about 30% hotter than the 1998 season. In summary, 2015 was one of the best harvests on record: long and hot with just a touch of Summer rain on the finish.

Winemaking notes

Made from predominantely Merlot grapes. The berries were hand picked at 23.45 °B and sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again, then crushed and held cold for four days. During fermentation hand plunging the must and judicious use of pumping over ensured optimum tannin extraction.

Tasting notes

MMMMmmm Monster Merlot! Signature aromas of nutmeg, plums, and raspberries will envelope your nostrils. This luscious merlot satisfies the palate with notes of black cherry, and red currant with a hint of cinnamon. This rich and succulent wine pairs perfectly with BBQ lamb skewers and Portobello mushroom burgers, fresh off the grill!