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2015 Stouck Merlot INSIDERS

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Winemaker's Notes: (at release)

Aromas are a complex of cherry syrup, fruitcake, cedar and spice.
Robust tannins reassure that this is a generously-bodied wine built for cellaring.
Flavours bring thoughts of cooked dark fruit, cocoa and strawberry.

Picked at the Stouck family Vineyard on October 23rd as grape sugars averaged 23.7° Brix.  After primary and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was aged entirely in American oak.  Initially the wine was divided, 40% to age in new American oak barrels and the remainder in older vessels.  After ten months, all the wine was racked to age a further seven months in older barrels.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 13.5%, residual sugar 0 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.7 grams per litre and pH 3.44. Vegan friendly.

Quantity bottled was 124 cases.  Enjoy now to 2024.

Food Companions:
Serve near 14° C with roast chicken or turkey, mushrooms and pasta with meatballs or sausage and tomato-based sauces.

Vegan friendly.           Certified Sustainable.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking