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2018 Premium Meritage Canadian Oak

2018 Premium Meritage Canadian Oak
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Meritage is a regulated term for wines made from two or more "noble" Bordeaux grape varieties (no single variety can make up more than 90% of the blend). The 2018 vintage is a blend of 63% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and to give it a local twist, the wine is aged exclusively in Canadian oak barrels.  

Wine Specs
Bordeaux Red Blend
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Brix at Harvest
Residual Sweetness
3 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Light colored, medium bodied, showing aromas and flavours of blackberry, strawberry, cherry nicely interplaying with notes of tobacco, vanilla, mocha, toasty oak and a touch of black pepper. The finish is smooth and juicy with a crisp acidity. Best Serving Temperature 16° to 19° C.
Winemaker Notes
This eight barrel blend is 63% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Canadian oak barrels were primarily one and two years old and the wine remained in oak for 17 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Roast beef served pink, portabella burgers

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