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Terroir Collection No.21 Splitrail Merlot

No.21 Splitrail Merlot

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $60.00

Merlot 100.0%
Alcohol 14.5%
PH 3.7
Acidity Tartaric 5.3
Drinking Start Year 2015
Drinking End Year 2023

Growing Conditions

Our Splitrail Merlot hails from the eastern region of Osoyoos where some of the longest hangtime occurs. This additional time on the vine gives the grapes a deep colour and intensity that translates into a robust wine.

Clonal Selection: French Clones 181 and 347.

Canopy: Vertical Shoot Positioning; cane pruned.

Soil: Stone-free, deep Aeolian deposits of loamy sand to sand with coarse texture formed by sandy fluvioglacial deposits; Haynes.

Climate: Southeastern aspect with gentle slope. Lake proximity encourages arid, frost-free days and a long growing season.

Winemaking

French oak barrel aging provided additional depth and complexity in the extended finish.

Aging

Aged 15 months in 100% French oak.

Harvest

Date: October 2012

Palate

Black cherry, blueberries and red plum fruit with dark chocolate and a touch of leather. Solid, refined tannins.


A Selection of Other Merlot's from Okanagan Valley


A Selection of Other Merlot's from Canada