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Merlot VQA

by Konzelmann Estate Winery 2019

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1-2 weeks (Complimentary Delivery)

Producer : Konzelmann Estate Winery

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat

Tasting Notes

This is an elegant, velvety and gentle Merlot. Expect aromas of pomegranate, vanilla and cherry on the nose. Flavours of liquorice and raspberry first greet the palate, then give way to a soft, food friendly tannin.

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Cellaring Drink Now
Sweetness Descriptor D - Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Konzelmann Estate Winery
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 13.0% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100%% Merlot
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $179.40

The Producer

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann is Niagara’s only lakefront winery, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. The Winery began in the small German town of Uhlbach, near the turn of the 19th century. A restauranteur named Friederich Konzelmann left the culinary trade to pursue the craft of winemaking. Bolstered from previous success in producing house wines for his restaurants, Friederich officially released his first vintage to the public in 1893. He would eventually produce 200,000 litres of excellent wine per year from an array of Germany’s celebrated aromatic varietals.

By 1980 Friedrich’s great grandson Herbert was 43, had a well established business and a growing family.

The winery was expanding and the demand for his product was increasing more quickly than the land could sustain. Contracts with growers were becoming increasingly costly and the price of buying additional land was high. A recreational trip through the wilderness of British Columbia seeded a profound love of the land and rumours of fledgling wine operations in Ontario and the Okanagan perked Herbert’s imagination. Subsequent visits produced evidence that Canada’s wine potential had been drastically underestimated by most of the world.

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