Pillitteri Estates Winery, Table Wines, Pillitteri Carretto Series, Merlot

2017 Carretto Merlot

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One of the favourite varietals of owner Gary Pillitteri, the family takes great pride in cultivating the Merlot grape variety.  The 2017 Carretto Merlot pours a beautiful garnet colour, with aromas of rich red cherry, plum, savoury dried herb and hints of a cinnamon vanilla reminiscent of a cinnamon bun. The palate offers a stronger plum influence, dried herb, pepper undertones and an earthiness rounding out the finish.

This dry medium bodied wine’s silky smooth tannin structure and a well-balanced acidity compliment a wide variety of meals. Dishes such as pork tenderloin, duck, turkey, lentil and potato stew, or pasta dishes with red or white sauces are an excellent pairing option.

Technical Information

Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake

Blend: 100% Merlot

Oak Aging: 19 months French Oak

Alcohol: 13.5% ABV

Residual Sugar: 4.8 g/L