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2016 Becker Vineyard Merlot

Merlot

Vintage
2016
 
Vineyard Designation
Becker Vineyard

Merlot thrives at Becker Vineyard’s higher elevation on the upper terrace of the Black Sage Bench. The 2016 Becker Vineyard Merlot was handpicked over six days from October 14 to 19 to ensure all blocks were harvested at optimal ripeness. The result is a full-bodied wine that combines freshness with generous, ripe fruit.

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SKU: 207421

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Winemaker Notes
2016 had a long, gradual growing season with an exceptionally warm spring resulting in the earliest budbreak on record. However, moderate temperatures into the summer allowed us to retain acidity while achieving optimal ripeness.
Vineyard Notes
Becker Vineyard was initially developed in 1977, as part of the pioneering Becker Project, which demonstrated that vitis vinifera could thrive in British Columbia. However, the property’s potential for late ripening red varieties was first identified in 1993, and was replanted to Cabernet family varieties that year. Tucked up against the Okanagan Highland mountains, Becker Vineyard produces finessed, elegant wines from the upper terrace of the Black Sage Bench.
Vintage
2016
Acid
5.93 g/L
pH
3.87
Residual Sugar
0.33 g/L
Alcohol
14.5
Harvest Date
October 14-19
Bottling Date
June 25, 2018
Production
7 barrels
Maturation
18 months in French oak (71% new)
Varieties
100% Merlot