2016 Lenko Vineyard Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

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Production: 82 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2016

Variety or Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard Designation: Grower’s Series

Region: Beamsville Bench

Vine Age: 40-43 years

Soil: Mostly clay with limestone

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: 100% French Oak, 30.5% New Oak. Aged for 20 months

Alcohol Content: 13.2%

PH: 3.64

TA: 5.85 g/L

RS: < 3 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2028

Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

The 2015 Petit Verdot was harvested with perfect balance and phenolic ripeness. We started by de-stemming all of the fruit and about 50% of the fruit was crushed, while the other 50% remains whole berry during a 5-7 day cold soak. After cold soaking, we warm up the fruit for alcoholic fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete and the tannin structure is right, we gently press each batch of wine off of the skins and pump it to a settling tank. After settling, each batch of wine is put into specially selected barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit and continues to age with careful monitoring for 16 months. Through tasting and blending trials, each selected barrel has its wine removed, when ready, and is blended into tank which allows it to integrate as the final blend of wine. This Petit Verdot is specifically selected barrels who quality and balance was integrated, concentrated and best for blending to create this small batch wine. A light filtration is carried out before bottling.

Appearance:

Opaque garnet with a ruby hue.

Aromas:

Sweet ripe blueberries, black currants and black cherries lift out of the glass. Prune, blackberry, fig, leather and baking spice follow. Underlying hints of roasted almonds, vanilla and subtle violet notes tantalize your nose.

Palate:

Fruit flavours of blackberries, blueberries, leather and dates are on the forefront of the palate. A combination of vanilla, black currants and toast follow. A concentrated and ripe, medium-full bodied wine with depth and a textured mid-palate of toasted hazelnuts, clove and cocoa. The grippy, layered tannins and balanced acidity provide structure and focus all the way to the med-long finish. Lingering flavours of leather, cocoa and coffee remain on the finish. Secondary
complexities persist in the background of this wine and will continue to develop and integrate over time. It is a wine to drink with red meats or game meats and to age in your cellar.

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