2019 South Bay Four Acre Merlot

$30.00

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TASTING NOTES

RICH & COMPELLING

Magenta with a garnet tint, the nose is greeted with a savoury herbal blend of thyme, sage and bay leaf: a bouquet garni for the senses with a background of black fruit ( cherry, plum, berry ). Ripening red berry fruit finds its way in the glass upon several minutes of aeration. Blackberry, blackcurrant glass-coating flavours are presently tucked away behind the youthful tannic structure. Given time, the fruit will no longer be scratching at the door. Rather they will bully their way in to provide roundness and richness. Carafe 2 hours before service.

D’un rouge grenat intense, notre merlot dévoile un nez complexe de bouquet garni (thym, laurier, sauge), de fruits noirs tels que la cerise et la prune et de petits fruits rouges aprés aération . En bouche des saveurs de mûrs et de cassis soutenues par une structure tanique déja bien intégrée. A decanté si consommé jeune ou a garder 3 à 5 ans en cave.


Wine Specs

Varietal – 100% merlot
Sugar – 2.6 g/L
Alc – 13%
Brix – 21.8
Aging – 15 months in French oak (30% new)
Production – 220 cases


Food Pairings

  • Parmesan-crusted lamb cutlets with beet/spiced carrot salad
  • Italian sausage burgers with peppers
  • Steak tacos with cilantro & radish salsa
  • Beef filet with porcini roasted shallot sauce
  • Cheese – brie, camembert, gouda, cheddar, gorgonzola

Recommended Enjoyment

Marinating a steak, slow cooking a roast, or smoking some ribs for a family gathering? Pop the cork, channel your inner “Tim The Tool Man” grunt, and pour with confidence.

REVIEWS

David Lawrason

Apr 16, 2015

90

“This is best South Bay Merlot that winemaker Frederic Picard has yet produced. Not only does it have some weight and colour, it is well balanced, with enough fruit to enjoy now, and enough firmness to age. Nicely lifted, ripe and typical merlot with raspberry-plum fruit, florals and tobacco on the nose and palate. Very good to excellent length. Best 2016 to 2020. Tasted twice April 2015” – DL

Andre Proulx

Sep 15, 2016

4+ stars

“The South Bay site for Huff Estates is certainly a magic place for growing grapes in the province. This bottle is most definitely labelled as VQA Prince Edward County. I have to rub my eyes in disbelief because even in Niagara, where it’s a little warmer, it can be tough to make top notch Merlot.

That being said, this is most definitely top notch Merlot. Perfectly ripe Cherry and Strawberry and a solid acid backbone round out the package. The tannin is soft and velvet making this wine approachable immediately. This may not be a bottle that you will

want to stow away in a cellar for an extended period but it should hold up nicely for 3-6 years. Any bottles passing through my hands will be enjoyed immediately with beef.”

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