Classic old-world style, the 2017 Merlot is medium to full bodied with beautiful blueberry, maraschino cherry and tea leaf aromas on the nose mingled with a hint of mint. On the palate notes of red raspberry and cranberry with fine tannins on the mid palate through the finish.
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
TA: 6.17 g/L
RS: 0 g
Aging: 8 months in Hungarian Oak
Fermentation: Open Top Tanks
Bottling Date: 6/20/18
The fruit spent 3 weeks in contact with skins using the punchdown method to extract color and tannins. The blend is comprised of 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc fermented and aged separately and blended before bottling. The wine was aged for 8 months in medium plus toast Hungarian Oak.