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.
Soil Type: 50% Cayuga Silt Loam, Eroded, 8-15% Slopes, and 50% Howard Gravelly
Loam 8-15% Slopes
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.
Composition: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: Gibson Vineyard (100%)
Appellation: Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes
TA: 6.0 g/L
Malolactic Fermentation: Full ML
Barrel Aging: Aged for 14 months in oak
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