|Drinking Start Year||2015|
|Drinking End Year||2023|
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.
French oak barrel aging provided additional depth and complexity in the extended finish.
Aged 15 months in 100% French oak.
Date: October 2012
Black cherry, blueberries and red plum fruit with dark chocolate and a touch of leather. Solid, refined tannins.