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Lock and Worth Merlot Rosétext

Lock and Worth Merlot Rosé 2022

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis blush hued Merlot Rosé is sourced from Apricot Hill Vineyard, part of Matt Sherlock's property on the Naramata Bench, planted in 2005 and dry farmed since 2020. The grapes, currently undergoing organic conversion, were whole cluster pressed with 3 hours skin contact, fermented in stainless before aging in older oak puncheons, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Summer strawberries, wild raspberries, cherry blossom, bergamot fill a streamline palate, subtly textured with wild herbs and salted sage. There's a lovely meeting of savoury and fruit in this dry rosé, making it alluringly crushable. A dreamboat.Tasted: 16 February 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Lock & WorthDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Merlot