Reif Winery Merlot Reserve 2017

Merlot Reserve 2017

VQA Niagara River


Vintage & Viticulture

A cool wet summer originally gave us some concerns about the vintage but patience was rewarded with a hot dry harvest season that allowed grapes to ripen fully.

Winemaker’s Notes

The juice underwent fermentation on its skins for 16 days, using selected yeast. Oak barrel fermentation and aging in French barriques for 18 months this added an array of soft tannins and complexity to this rich red wine. This wine also underwent complete malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Earthy notes lead you into the ripeness of plum, black berry and black currant. Well-rounded with soft velvety tannins characteristic of this variety with a fruit finish that is lasting and enduring. Enjoy with slow roasted prime rib, lamb, ratatouille or stuffed peppers.

SCORE 90/100 "Dark spice and smoke on this nose of this Niagara red wine made from the classic Merlot grape. It's full-bodied and supple. Pair with a rare steak."

Natalie Maclean

Residual Sugar:3g/L


Brix At Harvest:22

Total Acidity:5.3g/L

Aging In Oak:18 months

Release Date:November 7, 2019


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