2016 Bella Terra Meritage
Sourced from our 32-year-old Bella Terra estate vineyards, our flagship red is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. Hand-harvested and preselected during the blockbuster 2016 vintage, this wine spent almost two years in French oak barrels before being bottled unfiltered.
Full-bodied, with rich characteristics of dark fruit and berry notes, this wine is laced with hints of clove, allspice and tobacco. On the palate, this wine impresses with deep black currant and notes of dried dates and figs. A subtle smokiness leads to a long, velvety, dark chocolate finish. Enjoy this wine now, well-aerated to open up the nose and palate, or let it age gracefully for 5 to 10 years. Limited production of 8 barrels.