Opening Gambit Merlot 2013

CheckMate Winery

Opening Gambit Merlot
2013

$85.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780683
Format
3x750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
21 months in oak (100% new)
Winery's website

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 understones. The palate is charming, with dark, ripe, fruits, supple tannins and well integrated oak.

Viticultural notes

The sandy Osoyoos-Complex soils found adjacent to the Canada-USA border, combine with steep and undulating exporsures, to produce pristine, ripe fruit that forms the basis of this stylish wine.