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Strewn Winery Terroir Merlot 2015 Wine Review

Strewn Winery Terroir Merlot 2015

Strewn Winery Terroir Merlot 2015

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $42.00

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.2%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Strewn Winery

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 710170

Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Lovely! Aromas of blackberry and black plums, with vanilla, graphite, smoke and leather. Full bodied and smooth with some drying tannins, bright acidity, and a lovely balance of dark fruit and smoky spice. The finish is lengthy and some leathery, smoky notes carry through. Enjoy with braised beef short ribs.
Grown during the hailed 2015 vintage following a brutally harsh winter, the berries for the 2015 Merlot Terroir while low in yield were high in quality. Harvested 100% from the Home Farm at a premium yield of 1.3 tonne/acre with 23.3 Bx, the juice was inoculated with speciality yeast followed by malo-lactic fermentation. After a maturation period of 19 months, 3 barrel French oak barriques (2 new / 1 seasoned) were blended followed by racking and minimum filtration in an effort to retain the purity of the fruit. Definitely an age worthy wine, the 2015 Merlot Terroir will further appeal to tasters seeking a bold taste with a firm tannic presence which will soften over time.

Source: Winery (Strewn Winery)

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