Organically farmed and masterfully crafted, Bonterra, Organic Vineyards epitomizes wines that are perfectly in tune with nature. A celebration of farm-fresh flavours, the portfolio features wines coaxed from the earth by careful farming practices carried out on a dynamic network of estate and partner farms throughout California. In addition to a widely available collection of, Organically farmed wines that includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Equinox Red and Bonterra crafts a trio of sought-after single-vineyard offerings from estate, Bio-dynamic vineyards in Mendocino County, and The Elysian Collection Merlot, an elevated offering from, Organic grapes.
Long before, Organic produce filled the shelves of neighbourhood groceries, the dedicated team at Bonterra was committed to, Organic and, Bio-dynamic farming because they passionately believe that farms teeming with biodiversity encompassing vines, insects and wildlife, and healthy soils yield, Organic grapes leading to better wines. Whether supporting the health of honeybees with hive housing in its, Organic vineyards, trading tractors for sheep to maintain vineyards during the winter months, or giving back to the future of agriculture through educational outreach and shared knowledge, Bonterra strives to leave behind a legacy of thoughtful winegrowing inspired by the potential of nature itself.
Parcels of Merlot were fermented separately and underwent full malolactic fermentation before being combined to create the final blend. Aged for 12 months in 45% new oak and 55% previously used oak.
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.
Great on its own or when paired with barbecued meats such as Italian-style sausages with a rich tomato sauce.