Arete’ Merlot

Composition: 100 % Merlot                                               Harvest Date: October 10th-October 24th

Vineyard Source: Crown Orchard                                   pH: 3.70
Vineyard in Charlottesville and Chatham
Vineyard on the Eastern Shore of Virginia                   Acidity: 5.38 grams/Liter

Fermentation: 14 days in contact with                          Sweetness: Dry
skins at 88o F.

Aging: 18 months in a mix of French and
American oak barrels

Comments: This Merlot is rich and smooth with lingering notes of cherry and blackberry. The finish has a touch of vanilla and spice. The wine pairs great with grilled steak or even a rich chocolate cake.



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