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Rock Opera 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinotage
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Vineyard Designation
Black Sage Gravel Bar, Orchard Grove
Harvest Date
October 9 and 10
Acid
5.48
pH
3.94
Aging
15 months in French and American Oak, new 21.8%
Fermentation
100% Stainless Steel
Residual Sugar
2.5
Alcohol %
13.9

Rock Opera 2016

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SKU: 38383616
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Full-bodied, nearly opaque, and inky in colour. Deep, dark fruit flavours jump from the glass, wafting plum, vanilla spice, and blackberry. Rich tannins and pleasant acidity round out the mid-palate, leaving a lingering finish.
Winemaker Notes
Almost always our last grapes to come in for the year, separate vineyards blocks were hand-picked over a span of two days. They were de-stemmed and lightly crushed into different tanks in order to keep each vineyard block isolated until the final blending. A 4-day cold soaking before selective yeasts were added, sparking off a fierce fermentation, with temperatures of up to 34 Celsius. Daily pump overs assisted in a rapid and complete fermentation, followed by a 5 day extended maceration. Pressed directly to a mixture of French and American barrels, these wines spent 15 months in oak, before being blended together prior to bottling.
Production
641 Cases
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