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Southbrook Triomphe Organic Merlot 2017

Canada, Ontario
90 WA
Southbrook Triomphe Organic Merlot 2017
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Southbrook Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot 85%, Gamay 15%
¥3,850
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Southbrook Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Merlot 85%, Gamay 15%
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.1%
Product Code A026R00217
UPC 621605332138
Inventory In Stock (19)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Rich but not heavy, with silky tannins supporting the ripeness of a warm vintage. A kiss of oak lends a smoky nuance to the lush fruit for a truly hedonistic experience.

Pairing

Highly adaptable, it will especially shine with lamb, duck, and vegetarian dishes with black beans and roasted red pepper.

Press
90WineAlign
A pure and expressive rendition of merlot, not burdenend by excessive oak. Light to mid-weigth and elegant with an ethereal mouthfeel. Tannins are very fine. Notes of plum and cherry dance gracefully on the palate. Just a hint of volatility adds a lively characer. Very good length. (90 pts - Sara d'Amato, Wine Align)  
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vinification

Hand harvested from certified organic vineyards across Niagara. Fermented wild in oak vat with complete malolactic fermentation then aged in used barrels for 5 months. Blended with 15% Gamay to make a juicy food-friendly style. The finished wine is soft, supple and plummy, with vibrant blackberry, spices, and smoky chocolate notes. Quite approachable, with a balanced, well-rounded finish. Vegan friendly.

Producer

Producer Description

Southbrook Vineyards is the epitome and evolution of Bill Redelmeier's love story with wine, the land, and all things “local.” The winery is situated on a 150-acre vineyard in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula wine region of Ontario, Canada. We produce organic and biodynamic wines that earn recognition, from critics and consumers alike, year after year.

From their purchase of the Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard in 2005, the Redelmeiers committed their energies to sustainable viticulture. By 2008, they had created the first wine estate in Canada to earn both organic and biodynamic certification for its vineyard and winery.

Southbrook is the first biodynamic certified vineyard in Canada - They became officially certified by Pro-Cert Organics, Canada’s national certifier of organic food products, and by Demeter, the international body that oversees biodynamic agriculture. They are also the first winery to achieve LEED Gold Certification, continuing to garner other accolades, notably the Award of Excellence for Architectural Design and an Award of Merit for Green Buildings from the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction.

Southbrook makes every effort to live in harmony with the land. From their biodynamic, organic vineyard they produce fine age-worthy wines, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, classic Bordeaux blends and Chardonnays.

 


Ann Sperling - Winemaker

An inseparable team because their goal is one and the same – to grow the best wines that express their origins with authenticity and integrity. The team is led by Ann Sperling, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture. Ann was integral to Southbrook's transition from winemaker to winegrower, having introduced Bill Redelmeier to the property in Niagara-on-the-Lake that has become our new home. Her commitment to managing our vineyard organically and biodynamically is met with equal dedication by our Vineyard Manager Len Van Hoffen.

Southbrook also has the dedicated " Farm Team" with Linc Farm who take care of the sheep, pigs, chickens and more on the Southbrook Property.

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