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2016 Whispering Hill Organic Merlot

2016 Whispering Hill Organic Merlot

This vineyard, originally a fruit orchard, has been farmed organically for more than 40 years with soils that are high in nutrients and quite porous. The west side vineyard location of our Whispering Hill Organic Merlot results in a significant amount of morning sun exposure, giving way to the shade by afternoon. This leads to late ripening fruit that is more delicate and intensely flavourful. The hillsides are dotted by dense stands of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Their swaying motion and the stillness in the area inspired the name Whispering Hill. The label image reflects the rough and seamless nature of cover crops in the organic vineyard rows, one of our sustainability practices.

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SKU: 069096
Tasting Notes
Sleek and fleshy with black cherry and red plum aromas. Well-structured flavours of red currant, blueberries, cinnamon, mocha, and a hint of earth.

Focused, bright and inviting, with a hint of plum, currant and gentle spice flavours, flowing smoothly against polished tannins into a long and harmonious finish.

Winemaker Notes
Appellation
Oliver
Varietals
100% Organic Merlot
Clones
French ENTAV Clones 181 & 347
Harvested
October 2013
Aging
18 months in French oak, 30% new
Alcohol %
14.9
TA
5.5 g/L
pH
3.76
Production
The hillsides are dotted by dense stand of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Their swaying motion and the stillness in the area inspired the name Whispering Hill. This vineyard, originally a fruit orchard, has been farmed organically for more than 40 years with soils that are high in nutrients and quite porous. The west side vineyard location of our Whispering Hill Organic Merlot results in a significant amount of morning sun exposure, giving way to the shade by afternoon. This leads to late ripening fruit that is more delicate and intensely flavourful.