Decadent flavors of ripe cherry and rich chocolate are accented by nuances of vanilla and spice. A delicate acidity integrated with the natural fruitiness of exceptional grapes yield an iconic Merlot of complexity and elegance.
The wines used in this blend underwent fermentation in a cold soak at 82°C for 48 hours then fermented on skins for two weeks. After a treatment of eight months in barrels of mostly second and third fill American and French Oak, it was finished with a light fining prior to bottling.
Pairs well with hearty seafood such as grilled salmon steaks and tuna. Also enhances flavors in mushroom dishes, stews and pizza.