Truchard Merlot 2011

Product code: 16TRU3B2011

A complex array of aromas: blueberry, cherry, and pomegranate, with a touch of cedar, spice, and subtle mint. The texture is smooth, layered with rich flavours of blackberry, plum jam, red currants, and sweet vanilla. Firm tannins fill the palate and provide an elegant finish of dried red fruits.

  • Country:USA
  • Region:California
  • Sub Region:Napa Valley
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:14%
  • Residual sugar:1.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 10

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Product guide note

A big, complex wine made from mostly Merlot grapes and small amount of Cabernet Franc as well. This wine is full of jammy plum and blackberry fruit flavours and sweet vanilla notes. It is full-bodied and has a smooth mouthfeel.

Food match

Slow cooked beef, Steaks

Production information

Producer: Truchard

Central to Truchard's winemaking philosophy is the desire to create wines that have a sense of place. The cooling fog and unique microclimate of the vineyards allow this family-run winery to produce some truly excellent cool-climate style wines.

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Production note

All of the grapes are gently de-stemmed and crushed, then inoculated with Pasteur Red yeast. Pumping over occurs twice daily, with the temperature peaking at 90ยบ F. Maceration time varies from 12 to 28 days depending on the wine lot. The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (35% new) before bottling.

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