Meritage

 

2017  BC VQA OKANAGAN VALLEY RED WINE

14.2% alc. 750ml

 

LULU ISLAND WINERY  2016 MERITAGE

By blending Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, this Meritage has a beautiful deep ruby hue. It is a sensual red that finished smooth and easy.

VINTAGE REPORT:

The Okanagan Valley wine region is home to he only desert in Canada. There is an average of 1551 growing degree days. Soils are very deep sandy glaciofluvial materials overlying granite bedrock. Osoyoos is officially Canada’s hottest spot, this is red wine country.

TASTING NOTES:

Black Cherry, Black Plums, Cassis, Cedar, Clove, Plum and Vanilla. This wine pairs beautifully with rich cuts of red meat or wild game meats. Barbeque, beef stew, or roasted rack of lamb would also work well. Strong cheese such as Stilton, Gruyere, or Asiago are a nice option as well.

WINEBAKER’S NOTES:

Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Petit Verdot 5%

Alcohol: 14.3%   Total Acidity: 5.5g/L

Hand-harvested from Osoyoos 95% & Penticton 5% vineyards in October 2016

Aged in French Oak barrels for 12 months

Bottled on May 11th, 2019