2017 Carretto Merlot
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.
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