Pearl Morissette - 2019 Va-et-Vient
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is our first Meritage blend. It is an aromatic wine combining the Cabernets' spice with round aromas of dark fruit. The palate is meaty, but firm; it’s full of energy, yet it brims with dark red fruit you can bite in and remains positively vibrant. The density of flavours permeating the mouth is unmistakable and the finish is spicy, bright and invigorating.
2019 Va et Vient is a blend of 48% Cabernet Franc (Home Farm Vineyard), 39% Cabernet Sauvignon (Redfoot Vineyard) and 13% Merlot (Redfoot Vineyard). All three grapes were processed as 100% destemmed fruit and fermented in a combination of large concrete tanks and oak vats. Fermentations by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily and completed by mid December 2019. The wines aged separately in their fermentati on vessels on lees and without racking until March 2020 when they were blended and left to age for an additional two months.