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Intersection Alluvia Merlot

Intersection Alluvia Merlot 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIf you didn't know the vintage, it wouldn’t take you long to notice the 15.7 percent alcohol by volume, and the sheer weight and warmth of this merlot, and think 2015. For those of you who love your reds hedonistic and luxurious, this is it. The nose and palate combine rich meaty black fruit flecked with cedar, black raspberry and a welcome touch of minerality to lift the finish just enough to keep it interesting. Big, black, and savoury, this is for the adventurous. Lamb is the key to success here. In 2007, Intersection planted a single block of merlot across two soil types: silicate sand and alluvial rubble. For the first three vintages the fruit was vinified together, but by 2012 they had begun to make two wines off each soil type, releasing Silica and Alluvia. They are still made in the same manner and aged in French oak (30% new).Tasted: 18 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Parallel 49 Vineyards LimitedDistributors: Univins and Spirits
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 554988UPC: 626990117261