2016 Allegretto

Pie Franco Merlot
2016 Allegretto
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We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Atypical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our interest in wine. We look forward to seeing what Mother Nature gives us to work with each year. It is the effects of each vintage on the finished wine that urges us to start verticals of our favourite wines then follow their evolution and discuss their merits at tastings with friends.

Allegretto or a medium brisk and playful tempo is a very special single vineyard wine we call a true Merlot. The vines are planted on their own rootstock (pie franco) in white silica sand (what glass is made out of). Each and every vintage we are rewarded with trueness and transparency in the flavour that is not seen elsewhere. We also believe the white silica sandy soil of this vineyard contributes to the elegant style of this wine.

2016 Allegretto is hailing from a structured vintage with a medium+ body. A wine that shows its nervous youthful tannic structure and hinting at best to leave it to slumber a while longer. Integrated dry tannins and a melange of red and black fruit approach you in poise. Raw Cacao nibs, sage leaves, rosemary, and wild mountain herbs mingle with the fruit and delicate dusty earthy notes. 2016 vintage as in the past continued to give us a special Merlot to be enjoyed in youth or after many years of cellaring.

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A classic Bistecca Fiorentina with Tuscan white bean and grilled radicchio. Simple and classic.

technical Details

Region:South Osoyoos
Soil Type:

White Silica Sand

Age of Vines:19 years
Yield:3.2 tons per acre
Production:275 cases
Aging:19 months in French oak barrels, 10% new, 90% neutral

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