Wine Club Price $46.96
Deep crimson red in colour. The Legacy bouquet delivers enticing aromas of roasted coffee beans, caramel, and cloves. Fresh vanilla and red currant greet the palate, while lush tannins of blackberry and bing cherry linger in-between. A soft yet structured mouthfeel is complimented with notes of plum and almond on the finish. This age-worthy red blend will only become more expressive with time.
Spring 2011 will be remembered as one of the coolest, wettest Spring seasons on record. Spring temperatures were 30% below normal and rainfall was up 120% over typical precipitation levels. Cooler conditions continued into the Summer months until mid-August welcomed warmer days. From mid-August, even though normal seasonal temperatures and drier conditions prevailed, at Summers end, the growing season was still behind by four to six weeks. Fortunately for the vines, early Fall brought beautiful dry, sunny conditions with higher than normal temperatures that persisted until the first frost in early November. So while the 2011 growing season started off cool and wet, a warm and dry finish with lots of sunny days allowed for late ripening of the fruit and the latest harvest on record.
43% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Each year The Legacy is determined by nature and the palate of Poplar Grove’s winemaking team. Barrels selected for Legacy are deemed worthy based on taste profile and structure. The 2011 Legacy vintage blend is composed of predominantly Merlot. This vintage the winemaking team decided Cabernet Franc would be the secondary varietal due to its spectacular growing season. Cabernet Franc’s compelling fruit flavours create a roundness and a plump mouthfeel on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the blend for its powerful structured tannins and finally our Malbec’s aromatics complet-ed this legendary Legacy. All of the varietals were hand picked and sorted to ensure only perfect fruit was included in the fermentation process. The wine was inoculated to start malolactic fermentation near the end of primary ferment. This wine was aged 21 months in French oak and then 24 months in our cellar prior to release.
Ready upon release or cellar up to 10 years.