2015 Meritage

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2015 Meritage
2015 Meritage

Meritage wines are provocative red or white wines crafted solely from specific "noble" Bordeaux grape varieties and are considered to be the very best wines of the vintage.

Meritage, pronounced like heritage, first appeared in the late 1980s after a group of American vintners joined forces to create a name for New World wines blended in the tradition of Bordeaux. The word was selected from more than 6,000 entries in an international contest. Meritage combines "merit," reflecting the quality of the grapes, with "heritage," which recognizes the centuries-old tradition of blending, long considered to be the highest form of the winemaker's art.

Meritage wines are growing in popularity and are currently the second fastest growing wine category in the industry. They are highly regarded for their aging potential, yet are completely approachable in their youth.

Tasting notes

Smooth and balanced with lovely tannins and fruit.

Production notes

18 months in oak

Varietal Composition50% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Petit Verdot
23% Cabernet Franc
2% Malbec
AppellationLoudoun County, VA
VineyardBreaux Vineyards - Blocks M, T, Y, K & X
Harvest Date09/28/2015
Acid5.7 mg/L
Aging18 months in oak
Residual Sugar0%
Wine StyleDry Red
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/21/2017
Cases Produced376

Gold - 2017 Loudoun Wine Awards

Gold - 2018 Virginia Governor's Cup

2015 Virginia Commercial Grape Report Season Summary

Virginia’s 2015 growing season followed a generally benign Charles winter, despite some temperatures around 0˚F in early January and again in the 17-20 February 2015 periods. While seasons since 2000 have trended toward longer growing seasons and earlier budburst, the 2015 budburst and bloom dates were more typical of 20 years ago. There were no reports of widespread spring frost. Abundant rains from May through early July kept growers busy with disease management and grapevine canopy management chores such as shoot-hedging and selective leaf thinning. Much of July through late September was unusually dry, while temperatures during this late-summer period were very close to 10-year means, resulting in very good grape-ripening conditions. Fortunately, much of the state’s earlier-ripening varieties had been harvested prior to a period of very rainy weather from 29 September to 4 October, which coincided with the offshore passage of Hurricane Joaquin and additional tropical moisture from a stalled low pressure system hanging over the Carolinas. Although this timing was unfortunate, temperatures were cold enough to limit the damage from the excess moisture. Harvest proceeded again through a fairly dry October and the initial indications are quite positive in terms of both the quality and quantity of the 2015 vintage

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