Opening Gambit Merlot 2014

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Opening Gambit Merlot
2014

$84.99*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
139703
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
DD
Status
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
VQA
Region
British Columbia
Appellation
British Columbia
Classification
VQA
Varietal(s)
Merlot 100 %
Alcohol percentage
15.00%
Color
Red
Sugar
Very Dry 0-5 gm sugar-L
Closure type
CORK-Other
Total acidity
6.3 g/l
PH
3.62

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

An elegant nose of blackcurrant and black fruits with creamy undertones and floral notes. The palate is charming, with dark, ripe fruits, supple tannins and well integrated oak.

Viticultural notes

British Columbia

Winemaking notes

Fermentation is 100% wild with extanded skin contact. Barrel aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months.