Archive Reserve 2016

Archive Reserve 2016

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Background
The 2016 Archive Reserve is a premium blend of Merlot and Zweigelt grown in Lake Country, BC. We have been blending these two red varieties for 15 years with the intent that the sum is better than its parts. Together, they provide the best example of a bold, structured red wine grown in our region. Plush, ripe Merlot fruit is lifted by the acidity, dark colour and spice notes of the Zweigelt. We employ a technique that allows us to separate the most concentrated and gently-extracted fraction of wine from every fermentation. We age it in our best French oak barrels for 18 months and bottle it unfined and unfiltered. Archive Reserve showcases the best of the vintage and is made to be aged and collected.

Tasting Notes
The bouquet features black currant, dark chocolate, hints of espresso and black pepper. On the palate it is full bodied, with rich fruit, structured tannins and spicy oak on the finish.

Technical Details
Blend: 68% Merlot, 32% Zweigelt
Appellation: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region: Lake Country
Vineyards: Ritchie and Arrowleaf Estate
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
Perceived Sweetness: dry
Cases Produced: 197

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Canadian shipping locations: BC, AB, SK, MB, ONT, QC, NS, NB, NFL, PEI
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Minimum order: 12 bottles
Must be 19+ years to place order
Wines include taxes (5% GST & 10% Liquor Tax) and bottle deposit (10 cents)

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