2014 Fia Wine Shop only


True vintage style port wine that is a co-fermented blend of Syrah and Merlot, which lends to the creation of a dark, full bodied wine with fine aromas of ripe red fruit, licorice, chocolate and white pepper. A concentrated core of dark and savory fruit with sensuous tannin and structure. Elegance and power with sensual polished texture and appealing dry spicy farewell.
WINEMAKING:  Grapes are handpicked in small 30 pound trays at 28 Brix and cooled to 10°C overnight.  Without destemming, grapes are put into 1 ton insulated bin and juice extracted by foot stomping.  Must left for 3-4 weeks to ferment in bin.  Alcohol fortification on the skins and then punched through.  Fortified must pressed and juice aged in barrel for 20 months.  Alcohol is made from distilled Maverick Estate grapes prepared by Maple Leaf Spirits in Penticton, British Columbia.  This brandy spirit is aged for 12 months in oak before it is used for fortification.

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WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: The 2014 growing season will be remembered as one of the warmest in recent history and joins 1998 and 2003 for heat and length. An almost perfect start to the season, with great winter and spring rain followed by beautiful July weather. A dry hot summer with a cool September and a warm October made for a growing season to be remembered. The steady heat, and  the cool nights gave the vines time to ripen the grapes to optimal levels. This was one of the Okanagan’s driest and hottest growing seasons will be remembered as challenging but ultimately rewarding.

Winemaker:  Bertus Albertyn     Alcohol:  18%   Vintage: 2014  pH: 4.05    Composition:    Co-fermentation of  40% Syrah and 60% Merlot

  Total Acid:  4.38 Sourcing:  Golden Mile/South Okanagan /British Columbia/Canada   Bottling Date: 25 August 2016   Aging:  100%  French Oak  Production:       333 cases        


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