Columbia Crest's Two Vines Merlot from the Washington State Wine Region is a wonderful, velvety red wine.
A warm cherry red shimmers in the glass with purple highlights in the glass. The seductive bouquet reveals intense aromas of juicy berry fruit - raspberries and blackberries in particular stand out - accompanied by fine notes of roasted nuances and oak wood. On the palate, this wine initially presents itself with a fruity and gentle berry aroma. In the further course, spicy notes, coffee and dark chocolate are added. The body is wonderfully velvety and very balanced. The finale comes with a nice length.
Vinification of Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot
After harvesting the Merlot grapes in the Columbia Valley, the harvested material is completely destemmed and carefully ground in the Columbia Crest wine cellar. The resulting mash is then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 to 10 days and circulated twice a day. As a result, further color pigments and aromas are extracted from the berry skins. Once fermentation is complete, this wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Food recommendation for the Merlot Columbia Crest Two Vines
Enjoy this dry red wine from the USA with roasted lamb with savoury side dishes, beef goulash with noodles or with pasta dishes in spicy sauce.
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Columbia Valley (US)|
|Occasion & Theme:||balcony/patio , family event , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Picknick|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy , dřevité|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|Shutter type:||Stelvin Screw Cap|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|