2012 Merlot

$17.95

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Winemakers Notes

Expresses well-ripened fruit from an excellent vintage.  Its bouquet offers aromas of vanilla, cherry, plum, licorice with a hint of coconut.  A well-balanced medium-bodied wine renders a pronounced but soft and well-balanced mid-palate and mouthfeel.

Description

This New York Merlot expresses well-ripened fruit from an excellent vintage. Its’ bouquet offers aromas of vanilla, cherry, plum and licorice. Notes of spice and blanck cherry highlight the balanced structure and flavor offering a delightful lasting finish.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

Profile

Name Merlot
Vintage 2012
Appellation New York
Composition 100% merlot
Harvest date October 3, 2012
TA 5.6 g/L
pH 3.64
RS 0.02%
Alcohol 14.2 %
Bottling date September 30, 2013
Fermentation Small open-top fermenters
Production notes Hand-picked from our Fredonia vineyard, cold maceration, primary fermentation lasting 12 days with skin contact, daily hand punch-downs in small vessels prior to pressing.  A subsequent ml fermentation was conducted upon introduction into barrels. Aging 10 months in a combination of Hungarian and American oak barrels.
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