2013 Merlot

2013 Merlot

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2013 Merlot

Nose: Bing Cherry, Coffee, Vanilla

Palate: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cedar

Finish: Balanced Tannins with Lingering Finish At Bellangelo, we pair our Merlot with goat cheese, red sauce pastas, and nearly any red meat.

Our Merlot was grown by Marty Gibson. Mr. Gibson hails from a prominent Finger Lakes wine grape growing family, and his ten acre vineyard on the west side of Seneca Lake is optimally located to take advantage of gentle warm lake breezes that add days and weeks to the growing season late into the fall. 


Technical Data

Composition: 100% Merlot

Vineyards: Gibson Vineyard (100%)

Appellation: Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 3.44

TA: 6.0 g/L

Malolactic Fermentation: Full ML

Barrel Aging: Aged for 14 months in oak

Soil Type: 50% Cayuga Silt Loam, Eroded, 8-15% Slopes, and 50% Howard Gravelly

Loam 8-15% Slopes

Type of Oak: 60% 1 year-old French oak, 40% 4 year-old or older French and American oak

Bottle: Antique Green Bordeaux 750mL

Closure: Premium Natural Cork

Production: 100 cases