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Poplar Grove Winery

Merlot 2012

Merlot 2012
Wine Club Price $27.31
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Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep garnet in colour, our 2012 vintage boasts an enticing bouquet of eucalyptus, Okanagan sage, and cherry. The twenty one months in 100% French oak brings a elegant vanilla and rich leather component to the palate. The lengthy finish is abundant with cocoa, bing cherry, and black licorice. The perfect counterpart to rich proteins and creamy pasta dishes.
Winemaker Notes
A blend of all of our Merlot vineyards, approximately 20 acres are planted along the valley from Indian Rock to Osoyoos. For each of the component vineyards, the bunches were handpicked and sorted. The berries were crushed and cold soaked for four days. During fermentation the wine was pumped over twice daily to ensure proper tannin and colour extraction. Post fermentation the caps were kept moist for a further fourteen days before being pressed into barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel over the Winter & finished in the Spring of the following year. For 21 months, the Merlot was in a combination of one to three year old French oak barrels until just before bottling when the final blend was determined. Our Merlot was further developed in bottle for a minimum of one year in cellar prior to release.
Other Notes
Ready upon release or cellar up to 10 years.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
October 12th - November 1st, 2012
0.45 g/l
6.6 g/l
21 months in oak, up to 1 year in cellar