Mercator Reserve Marquette 750mL

Mercator Reserve Marquette

Complex with a genuine depth on the nose, the Marquette Reserve expresses layers of dried fruit, spice, leather and fresh tobacco integrated with subtle oak notes. Just 20 barrels were made.

 

  • Mercator Vineyards
  • Red
  • Nova Scotia
  • 750 mL
  • 14.5% Alc./Vol.
  • $34.99

Nose

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. 

Palate

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.

Pairings

Pair with foods to match this wine's depth and complexity—charbroiled ribeyes, lamb chops, slow-roasted beef and creamy mushroom cream sauce.

Notes

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.

Varietals

Marquette
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