EX NIHILO VINEYARDS MERLOT v.2008

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% MERLOT
CLONE:181
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:14.3%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:3.6 g/L (0)
ACIDITY:6.6 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:1000
CODE:21832
PRICE:SOLD OUT

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2008 growing season at Ex Nihilo began with a much cooler spring which led to a later than usual bud break. summer temperatures were also a little lower than average resulting in a later ripening that was fully achieved thanks to warmer weather in August and continued into September. The grapes were hand harvested October 28, 2008.

WINEMAKING:

The 2008 Merlot was fermented in stainless tanks at maximum temperature of approx 30 c. The wine was then aged for 20 months in 100% French oak barrels and laid down in bottle for a period before being released. 

TASTING NOTES

A classic Merlot with a rich ruby-red colour. Aromas of ripe raspoberries, Okanagan cherries, dark chocolate and allspice. Round, soft tannins and sublt use of oak enbelope the palate and give the wine a smooth, lingering finsih. This elegant wine is approachable now and whose structure will show added complexities through 2016. 

RELEASE DATE:

April 1, 2011

WINEMAKERS:

Jim Faulkner

 

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