CHRISMONT Merlot 2014
The soft, vibrant characters of this famed Bordeaux grape has proven popular as a straight varietal wine, or in a blend. At Chrismont, we allow the juicy ripe plums, dark chocolate and exotic spices speak for themselves in this approachable expression from our Upper King Valley vineyards.
COLOUR: Dark red with crimson hues.
AROMA: Black cherry and lifted berries with a herbal, toasted oak background.
PALATE: Cherry and berry fruit with spice and dark chocolate. Finishes dry with fine velvety tannins.
“The grapes are crushed, fermented, and left to macerate on skins for up to 10 days before being drained into tanks to complete malolactic fermentation. The new wine is then racked into new and older French oak barriques for 12 months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling. The wine is released after an extra six to twelve months age in bottle.” Warren Proft, winemaker
The perfect wine to enjoy alongside a Sunday roast leg of lamb with roasted root vegetables.