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Tawse Winery Meritage - Tawse

Meritage - Tawse

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $60.15

Merlot 42.0%
Cabernet Franc 35.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 25.0%
Alcohol 13.5%
PH 6.04
Drinking Start Year 2017
Drinking End Year 2025

Growing Conditions

Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand-leaf removal and hand- harvest.


Our premium red blend, the 2012 Meritage is comprised of 42% David’s Block Merlot, 33% Van Bers Vineyard Cabernet Franc and 25% Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the best example of Bordeaux that we have experienced in the last 10 years. Aged 18 months in French oak, this wine shows tart dark fruit, cigar box and herbal aromas. The palate is full with bold tannins, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Definitely a wine for aging, we are curious to see how it changes over the next 9 or 10 years.

Food Pairing

A full bodied vintage 2012 wine like this requires food with substance. Pair it with a rib eye steak with new potatoes and peppercorn gravy, beef bourguignon or grilled Kobe beef burgers.

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Niagara Region

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