Merlot 2017

POPLAR GROVE

Merlot
2017

$29.99*

* Suggested retail price

39 case(s) available

Product code
65213
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Domestic
Status
Available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Varietal(s)
Merlot 85 %
Malbec 7 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 5 %
Cabernet Franc 5 %
Alcohol percentage
13%
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Total acidity
6.4 g/l
PH
3.65
Winery's website

About this winery

Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

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Winemaking notes

Berries were hand-picked and sorted prior to crushing, then cold-soaked for four days. Alcoholic fermentation was performed at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking the cap through twice daily pump-overs. Long post-alcoholic maceration of the submerged caps for a further 14 days was completed before pressing into barrels. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel over the winter which finished in the spring of 2016. The wine spent 21 months in a combination of 1 to 3-year-old French oak barriques. It was then bottle aged for one year.

Tasting notes

Supple and well-structured with dark fruit, espresso, and spice flavours that glide toward refined tannins.

Press reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards

- 90 points -

September 2020

Muscular dark medicinal fruit on the nose. Powerful and extracted; impressively chewy, concentrated and long. Delightful.

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