MERCATOR RESERVE MARQUETTE
- Mercator Vineyards
- Nova Scotia
- 750 mL
- 14.5% Alc./Vol.
Complex and rich, the Reserve Marquette made from combining 2019 and 2020 vintages expresses fresh berry fruit layered with dried fruit, spice, and integrated oak notes.
The distinctly concentrated flavours in the Reserve Marquette are attributed to the appassimento process where grapes are dried prior to fermentation. The drying process concentrates and deepens the flavours and tannin structure of the wine which is further intensified by aging in French oak barrels.
Pair with foods to match this wine's depth and complexity—charbroiled ribeyes, lamb chops, slow-roasted beef and creamy mushroom cream sauce.
2019 and 2020 were polar-opposite vintages. 2019 was cool and produced vibrant wines. 2020 was warm and dry and produced concentrated wines. Drying Marquette grapes in both of these vintages produced very different yet successful results, however, the optimal balance and expression of our Reserve Marquette was achieved by blending these two distinctly different vintages together.
Size: 750 mL