2013 Terroir Red

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2013 Terroir Red

14.99

Dry red wine blend styled after the Chianti region in Italy

TASTING NOTES

COLOR: Red

AROMA:  Cherry, spices, cloves, cranberry

PALATE:  Tobacco, leather, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, coffee

FOOD PAIRINGS:  Pasta, mushrooms, pork belly, lamb

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WINE SPECIFICATIONS

Varietal Composition: 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Noiret, 10% Meritage Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot)

Appellation: Lake Erie

Fermentation: (3 pump overs per day)

Maturation: 6 months Hungarian oak

Bottling Data:  4/15/14

PH:  3.54

Total Acidity:  8.2 g/l

Alcohol: 12.7% by volume

Harvest Period:  9/14/13

Awards
Silver Medal at the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Philosophy
At M Cellars we believe in a quality over quantity approach to our craft winemaking.  Crop loads are continually adjusted to maintain vine balance throughout the growing season.  It is our belief that healthy vines produce the best quality fruit.  Inside the winery our job is to simply guide the wine towards maximum quality, fruit forward character and ageability.

Vintage Notes
The 2013 growing season was cool and wet, especially late in the season.  Despite the challenging weather, we were able to achieve high levels of ripeness early which allowed us to harvest high quality, balanced fruit.  

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