2019 Equinoxe Merlot

Single Vineyard Old Vines Merlot
2019 Equinoxe Merlot
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SKU: 19628412

Winemaker's Notes

Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night. Equal new world, equal old world.

Équinoxe Merlot is a single vineyard wine sourced from a specific block of 25+-year-old vines on the mid slopes of the south end of the Golden Mile. Since 2008 (the first vintage of this wine) the wines resulting from this special vineyard show great flavour intensity and very firm tannins, regardless of the vintage. Morning sun and afternoon shade allow the grapes to retain acidity that is harmonious and keeps the wine from being flat or overbearing. The nose dances with a myriad of nuances and flavours and the palate highlights plum and blackberry with a long finish of cedar and mocha. This is a truly impressive wine. The sheer high quality of the fruit and style of winemaking creates a wine that will age gracefully for 10+ years.

PAIRING

Don’t be afraid of pairing this wine with the richest of the dishes.

Meat-Based

Intensely flavored marinades with your choice of steak would be a great accompaniment. Rosemary and Garlic-Rubbed Rack of lamb is a favorite.

Plant-Based

Marinated Tofu steak with vegan BBQ Sauce or Vegetable Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce are delicious with this wine.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Region: Golden Mile

Soil Type: Alluvial Fan; Silt, clay and angular large gravels

Age of Vines: 27 years old

Yield: Average of 2.3 tons/acre

Production: 91 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

Aging: 19 Months in French Oak, 19% New

 

ACCOLADES

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Premium Merlot
Bottling Date
L210810
Alcohol %
12.5