EX NIHILO VINEYARDS MERLOT v.2010 -SOLD OUT
|APPELLATION:||Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||3.2 g/L (0)|
The 2010 growing season started off cool and wet. Bud break happened a couple of weeks behind shcedule, but favorable temperatures in both July and August helped the fruit catch up. Consistent sunshine in September and October gave the fruit a little extra "hang-time" and further complexity.
The grapes were handpicked off both the Similkameen Valley and Okanagan Falls sites in late October. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2010 Merlot aged for 18 months in 1 and 2 year French oak barrels.
Medium bodied with a deep, rich ruby colour, this classic Merlot shows notes of Okanagan cherries, red currants and almond brittle. The palette delivers rich black cherries and plums with a lingering finish of dark chocolate, allspice, and torched earth. Cellar now through 2018. Enjoy with charcuterie, red meat, and rich tomato-based fare.
February 28, 2010