EX NIHILO VINEYARDS MERLOT v.2006

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% MERLOT
CLONE:181
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:14.2%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:3.6 g/L (0)
ACIDITY:6.6 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:500
CODE:21832
PRICE:$50/bottle + tax

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

A cool spring gave way to later but ideal conditions for budbreak and flowering. The berries developed under the Okanagan summer sun with low humidity and above average head units. The warm temperatures, which continued into early fall, allowed for a quicker ripening than normal. harest for the Ex Nihilo Merlot was October 24, 2006. 

WINEMAKING:

The Merlot was fermented in stainless tanks at maximum temperature of approx 30 c. The wine was then aged in 50% new and 50% used American and French oak for 18 months. 

TASTING NOTES

Classic Merlot with a rich ruby-red colour and an expressive nose of raspberry, cherry, dark chocolate and allspice. A silky mouthfeel of black cherry fruit and a balanced finish. An elegant wine which is approachable now and whose struture will show added complexities over the next 5 - 8 years. 

RELEASE DATE:

November 1, 2008

WINEMAKERS:

Dr. Allan Marks, Graham Pierce, Rob Thielicke

 

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522