Reif Winery Merlot Reserve 2015
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Merlot Reserve 2015

VQA Niagara River

27.15

Vintage & Viticulture

Weather conditioned varied greatly throughout the year but overall temperatures fell in the normal range and rainfall was normal to above normal. Harvest time arrived with a warm September but October saw untimely rains which made things trickier. Overall it was a good harvest.

Winemaker’s Notes

The juice underwent fermentation on its skins for 13 days, using selected yeast. Oak barrel fermentation and aging in French and American barriques for 19 months, this added an array of soft tannins and complexity to this rich red wine. This wine also underwent complete malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Earth and leather leads you into the ripeness of plum, black berry and black currant. Well rounded and smooth finishing with an acid that will cut through your favourite roast beef. A fruit finish that is lasting and enduring. Enjoy with lamb, roast beef, vegetable ratatouille, stuffed peppers or Portobello caps.

Residual Sugar:3g/L

Alcohol/Volume:13.5%

Brix At Harvest:23.6

Total Acidity:5.3g/L

Aging In Oak:19 months

Release Date:October 1, 2015

Ageability:5-7

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