2017 Équinoxe Merlot

2017 Équinoxe Merlot

Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night. Equal old world, equal new world.

Equinoxe Merlot is a single vineyard wine sourced from a specific block of 20+-year-old vines on the mid-slopes of the south end of the Golden Mile. Since 2008 (the first vintage of this wine) the wines resulting from this special vineyard show great flavour intensity and very firm tannins, regardless of the vintage. Morning sun and afternoon shade allow the grapes to retain acidity that is harmonious and keeps the wine from being flat or overbearing. The nose dances with a myriad of nuances and flavours and the palate highlight plum and blackberry with a long finish of cedar and mocha. This is a truly impressive wine. The sheer high quality of the fruit and style of winemaking creates a wine that will age gracefully for 10+ years.

  • Don’t be afraid of pairing this wine with the richest of the dishes.

    Meat-Based
    Intensely flavored marinades with your choice of steak would be a great accompaniment. Rosemary and garlic-rubbed rack of lamb is a favourite.

    Plant-Based
    Marinated tofu steak with vegan BBQ sauce or vegetable meatballs with roasted red pepper sauce are delicious with this wine.

  • Region: Golden Mile
    Soil Type:

    Alluvial Fan; Silt, clay and angular large gravels

    Age of Vines: 25+ years old
    Yield: 2 tons/acre
    Production: 133 cases
    Alcohol: 14%
    Aging: 14%
    2017 Équinoxe Merlot Spec Sheet (PDF)
    Spec sheets for other vintages
Subscribe Now!Sign up and stay up to date with the latest from Le Vieux Pin

Be the first to know about new releases, promotions and other winery news!