November 8, 2018 | By RJS Craft Winemaking
Hightail Niagara Merlot limited release
With vineyard-fresh grapes picked, pressed, and packed within 48 hours from the Niagara region, this Merlot will entice your senses with aromas of raspberry, cherry, cocoa and cedar. Finish with the unveiled flavours of ripe red berries, vanilla, mocha and baking spices on the palate.
This oak-driven wine pairs well with rib eye steak and gorgonzola sauce, pizza with sausage, arugula and shaved parmesan or stuffed Portobello mushrooms.
About the varietal
Niagara is what we call a “cool climate” wine growing region. The Niagara region has an average of lower temperature during growing season as well as a shorter growing season than another region like California. Other cool climate regions include: Malbourough (New Zealand), Chablis (France) and Mosel (Germany). Typically, wines from cooler growing region have higher acidity which means they are food friendly as they help to accent the flavours of the food.