2017 Triomphe Merlot/750ml
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.
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. Highly adaptable, it will especially shine with lamb, duck, and vegetarian dishes with black beans and roasted red pepper.
A closer look at the 2017 Triomphe Merlot:
Sara d'Amato - 90 Points - Wine Align
"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."
Miss the cork but I guess going to caps is a decision a lot of wineries are making.