2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend from the Stouck Farm - 2015 Stouck Meritage

2015 Stouck Meritage

Winemaker's Notes:

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%, 

On the nose, blackcurrant, blackberry compote, cocoa, cinnamon and cedar.  A taste is fresh and mouth-filling.  Flavours hint of fruitcake, raspberry, black cherry and cocoa.

Picked at the Stouck Family Vineyard as grape sugars averaged 25° Brix.
Component varieties were crushed and divided, some going to steel tank and some to oak, for primary fermentation.  The wine was racked to French (75 %) and American (25 %) oak barrels to finish malolactic fermentation.  Of the total, roughly 40% aged in new barrels.  After eight months, the whole was transferred to older barrels for a further ten months. 

When the finished wine was bottled, alcohol measured 13.5%, residual sugar 0.5 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.8 grams per litre and pH 3.67.

Food Companions
Best enjoyed near 17 ° C.  Partners include grilled chicken with mushroom pasta and lamb shank.  Enjoy now to 2026.

Only 226 cases were produced.

Vegan friendly.