2018 Quattro Collector's Series

The 2018 growing season began three weeks later than normal and cooler then averages temperatures resulted in delayed budding and flowering of the wines .With autumn arriving earlier than expected , grapes were left hanging longer in order to develop the fruit flavors, powerful tannins and a firm acid backbone that will give the wines from this vintage a long life.

Winemaker's Notes

2018 Quattro is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

Details

  • Release Date:
  • Price: $36
  • Sweetness Code:
  • Production: only 1300 cases
  • Availability:
  • ? On-line Orders
    ? Select Restaurants  
    ? VQA Stores
    ? Winery Direct
  • Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
    Cabernet Franc
    Syrah
  • Alcohol 14.1%, RS g/L, PH , TA g/L
  • CSPC: 22046

Food Pairing

The wine has supple tannins and is best served with grilled or basted pork dishes, ribs, beef briskets stewed or long oven roasted, richer cuts of steaks such as tenderloin or t-Bone grilled medium to medium rare.

Wine Making

Farmed meticulously, all varietals were kept separate at crushing and during the fermentation. Temperature control, extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 14 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 80% French and 20% American. Blending begins two months prior to bottling. The wine is enjoyable now and will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5 to 8 years.