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Poplar Grove Winery

CSM 2012

CSM 2012
Wine Club Price $27.31
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Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Rich garnet hues and full-bodied long legs splash in the glass. This winery exclusive blend has savoury aromas of almonds and prune with enticing nuances of currant. This wine greets the palate with spicy white pepper, black cherries, and subtle oral accents. A round mouthfeel is completed with plum and tobacco tones, finishing with delightful raspberry jam on the palate.
Vineyard Notes
In 2012, the winter months of January and February were normal aside for a brief cold snap where, for a few days, temperatures dipped to –17 °C. The Spring months of March and April saw the season off to a slow start being two and a half weeks behind normal vineyard progress records. Prolonged coolness and low precipitation levels slowed bud break and bud development. May, June and early July had higher than average rainfall, with double precipitation levels in June, up to 80mm, from norms of 35mm. Summer was beautiful, mild and long. Temperatures hovered around 30°C and dry arid days created ideal conditions for vine and fruit growth. Late Summer and Fall months were long, warm and dry, bringing 6 weeks without rain. As a result, there was enhanced fruit ripening and phenolic development. Overall, 2012 was a fantastic growing season in our vineyards.
Winemaker Notes
The three grape varieties were fermented separately. The bunches were hand picked & sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again to ensure that only perfect fruit was included in the ferment. The berries were crushed & held cold for four days, giving the wild indigenous yeasts a chance to begin fermentation. During fermentation, hand plunging the must and the judicious use of pumping over ensured optimum levels of tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel over the winter & finished in the spring of the following year. The wine was then aged 21 months in French oak. After this, the proprietary CSM blend was created by Poplar Grove’s wine making team & then aged for 12 months in our cellar prior to release. The CSM is only available in our tasting room & to Poplar Grove’s Wine Club members.
Other Notes
Cellaring Notes: The CSM 2012 is ready to enjoy upon release, recommend double decanting to allow the wine to open fully. This wine has the structure to cellar until 2022.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
October 10 - November 7 2012
1.9 g/l
6.5 g/l