End Game Merlot 2015

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

End Game Merlot
2015

$85.25

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14573918
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Black Sage/Osoyoos
Varietal(s)
Merlot
Color
Red
Closure type
CORK-Other

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.

See the CheckMate Artisanal Winery detail page for more information on this brand

Product notes

Fermentation: 100% Wild & Extended skin contact Barrel Aging : French oak (100% new); 21 months in oak

Winemaking notes

Blending the best soils and sites of Osoyoos East Bench and Black Sage Bench this wine showcases the warmer eastern side of the Okanagan Valley.

Tasting notes

A complex, lifted nose, showcasing sassafras, licorice, spices, deep red fruits and vanilla. The palate is rich, with savoury notes, good weight, firm tannins and immense length.