Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2009 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2009
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 874345000090

Price: $19.95
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: 2011-2014
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Featherstone Winery
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

Lots of mouth-watering acidity here that demands hearty meat dishes. Tart blackberries and cherries.

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Soils: Heavy Clay Vine Density: 1200/Acre
Planted: 2004 Rootstock: SO4 Clone: 347
Date Picked: 29th October 2009
Fruit Condition: Extremely Healthy
Handling: Hand Picked into small 25 kg picking bins allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery sorting table intact. Fruit was hand sorted, crushed and de-stemmed.
Fermentation: Fermented with wild yeast strain. Fermentation took place in small ½ tonne vats. Primary fermentation took 15 days in total. Pressed into barrel and inoculated with commercial malolactic bacteria.
Bottling date: September 10th 2010 Total Production: 183 cases
Wine analysis at bottling:
pH3.43 T.A 6.9g/L Alc. 12.5% alc/vol R.S <2 g/L

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