Bonterra VineyardsElysian Merlot 2016Product code: 3767
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The Elysian Merlot from Bonterra Vineyards is an exquisite red wine sourced from California's organic vineyards. As for its character, the palate bursts with a mélange of dark berries, cherries, and hints of toasty oak. It boasts a solid structure of fine tannins and a balanced acidity, providing a lovely, lingering finish. It’s medium-bodied, with a silky mouthfeel that fades into a long, expressive, and mildly spiced finish. This merlot is a stunner on the dinner table, excellent with roasted meats or mature cheeses. The Elysian Merlot showcases Bonterra Vineyard's commitment to organic farming and quality winemaking.
Aromas of black currant, black cherries and a touch of wood smoke with flavors of plums, dark berries, toasty oak and vanilla spice. On the palate, this wine has an elegant and restrained style with good structure and balance, soft tannins and a long finish.
About the Winery
Nestled amid the lush, rolling hills of California's fertile Mendocino County, Bonterra Vineyards embodies a resplendent embodiment of sustainable winemaking.
As pioneers in organic farming, Bonterra's commitment to environmental integrity sets them apart in the winemaking world. Their vineyards have been organically farmed since 1987, long before organic produce became a mainstream trend. Moreover, Bonterra goes a step further by also nurturing a biodynamically farmed vineyard since 2005. In this holistic approach, the vineyard is viewed as a self-sustaining ecosystem aimed at enhancing the quality and innateness of the terroir.
Each bottle of Bonterra wine offers a taste of this unspoilt terroir, filled with the intensity and character only nature can provide. Basking under the Californian sun and cooled by the nearby Pacific Ocean, their grapes bask in a unique combination of heat and humidity – a recipe for perfect ripening.
Among their renowned range of organic wines, you'll find a robust Cabernet Sauvignon teeming with warm, spicy notes, a refreshing Chardonnay boasting delectable layers of crisp apple and melon, and an aromatic Viognier that enchants the palate with stone fruit and honey flavours.
The team at Bonterra is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the (wine) making process and the environment. Each grape is hand-harvested, pressure is applied manually to extract the pristine juice, and oak barrels are carefully selected for aging, All the while, the team abides by the core principle that nature is the best winemaker.
With Bonterra Vineyards, wine lovers can indulge in a plenitude of vibrant vintages safe in the knowledge that their pleasure doesn't come at the cost of the planet. A visit to this enchanting Californian vineyard will certainly delight the senses and the serve as a poignant reminder of the profound beauty that lies in organic winemaking. So, when shall the first toast be?