Reif Winery Merlot 2021

Merlot 2021

VQA Niagara Peninsula | 750ml


Vintage & Viticulture

While the season began with a wet cool spring, summer brought typical temperatures across Ontario. July was particularly warm and sunny with intense heat waves and high humidity. Early-ripening grape varieties escaped the wild weather of late fall and the unusual early cold snap in November. Harvest extended into early December, sometimes taking place in the snow

Winemaker’s Notes

The grapes were crushed and went through a 14-day warm maceration period. After alcoholic fermentation the must was lightly pressed and malolactic fermentation was completed in large stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of plum, red and black berries with a mineral note. Flavours of red berries and plum preceded by a soft texture. Balance of a refreshing acidity supported with silky tannins on the finish. Roasted red meat, aged cheese and pastas with red sauces.

Residual Sugar:7g/L


Brix At Harvest:22.3

Total Acidity:5.3g/L

Release Date:April 1, 2020


Hey it looks like you're visiting from the US!

Unfortunately we don't ship directly there, but we do have a domestic supplier for you.

Use the link below to visit our good friends and place your order.

I will, thanks!

Hey it looks like you're visiting from outside of Canada!

Unfortunately we don't ship out of country, but we do have some other options for you.

You can place an order from our US partner.

Or contact us to inquiry about other global suppliers.

Shop online

While our wine shop is open daily, purchase wines online for at home delivery. Shipping in Ontario is always free on 12 bottles or more and can be a mix of all your favourite wines! Curb-side pick up also available by calling 905-933-8254.

Buy Now