Field Collection 2016 (Red)

Field Collection 2016 (Red)


The 2016 Field Collection is a blend of Merlot and Zweigelt grown in Lake Country. We have a history of blending these two varieties, which at the surface appear mismatched. The grapes originate from opposite ends of Europe; Merlot being one of the noble grapes of Bordeaux and Zweigelt a somewhat unsung, scrappy newcomer from Austria. We have found that when these grapes are growing in our vineyards, they mesh beautifully into a unique red wine that really shows off both their strengths. The lush, rich fruit of the Merlot is set against the showy colour, nervy acidity and rustic spice of the Zweigelt.

Tasting Notes
Look for dark cherry, plum, vanilla and hints of black pepper and sage. On the palate it is medium to full bodied, with rich fruit and spicy oak on the finish.

Technical Details
Blend: 66% Merlot, 34% Zweigelt
Appellation: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region: Lake Country
Vineyards: Ritchie and Arrowleaf Estate
Aging: 12 months in American and French oak barrels (15% new)
Perceived Sweetness: dry

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Minimum order: 12 bottles
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