Merlot (2015)

Wine Information:

Wine: Red
Vintage: 2015

Composition: Merlot (100%)
Harvest date: 4 & 19 September 2015
Harvest: Handpicked
Vineyard: Zahle & Dhour Zahle
Geology: Alluvial and clay / Slopes: gravel
Fermenter type: Stainless steel tanks
Time on skin: 18 days
Oak type and maturation: French oak barrels for 24 months
Bottling date: 12 July 2018
Closure: Cork
Technical Data: pH 3.82, TA 3.87 g/l, RS <2 g/l
Alcohol content: 14.5%

Notes: A beautifully full-bodied Merlot aged in French oak barrels for 24 months with a profile of soft pomegranate, cherry and plum, balanced by the sharpness of pine, thyme and rosemary and finished with the richness of dark chocolate, tobacco and mocha. Soft integrated tannins and a long finish.

Label: Designed by Tarek Atrissi, the labels of Domaine Wardy’s single-variety wines are intended to provide relevant clues about each. The design, Middle-Eastern mosaic indicating the origin of the wine: Lebanon. The colors are based on the profile of each variety: Merlot - red fruit, plum, pine, thyme, rosemary, chocolate, tobacco, mocha. The wood texture indicates that the wine has been oaked.

Awards and Honorable Mentions:
2019‐ Concours International Gilbert & Gaillard, France: 90/100 Gold Medal.
2019‐ AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, Austria: Silver Medal.
2020- Frankfurt International Trophy, Germany: Silver Medal.
2020- London Wine Competition, UK: Silver Medal.