Fruithaven Merlot

Creekside Estate Winery

Pronunciation
Mare-low
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Creekside Estate Winery
Region
Canada
Oenologist
Craig MacDonald, Robert Power

Overview

Creekside Estate Winery is located in the village of Jordan Station, in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. The wines are fashioned by Craig MacDonald, formerly of Penfolds in Australia and Sokol-Blosser in Oregon, and Robert Power, who was in the first graduating class from Brock University ’s Cool Climate Viticulture and Oenology program. Creekside specializes in crafting varietally-pure wines that offer great value. The 2010 growing season turned out the best of the decade. Warm temperate growing season with ideal levels of rainfall throughout brought the majority of grape varieties to excellent ripeness with ideal balance of sugar acidity and fruit profile. The fall harvest season followed suit, with warm days and cool nights boosting flavour profiles. A benchmark year for big red varieties and aromatic whites.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Merlot
Vinification
Grapes are sorted, crushed and de-stemmed and immediately transferred to one ton bins for fermentation. Cap is manually punched down.
Aging
22 months in predominantly seasoned French oak barrels.
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Dark ruby with purple tinges.
| Aroma
Showing lovely oak spice and cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose.
| Taste
The palate reflects the nose with bright red fruit flavours balanced by subtle acidity and firm tannin.
| Serving Suggestions
Beef stew, prime rib roast, sharp cheddar cheese, grilled meats.

Fruithaven Merlot

Suggested Retail:
$20.00
CSPC#:
740259
Available Sizes:
750ml
3000ml