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POPLAR GROVE 2011 POPLAR GROVE The Legacy

POPLAR GROVE
The Legacy 2011

$72.44** Suggested retail price

Product codeProduct code 674580
FormatFormat 6x750ml
Listing typeListing type Open
StatusStatus Unavailable
CountryCountry Canada
Regulated designationRegulated designation Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
RegionRegion British Columbia
SubregionSubregion Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Varietal(s)Varietal(s) Merlot 71 %
Cabernet Franc 17 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 12 %
Alcohol percentageAlcohol percentage 15.3%
ColorColor Red
SugarSugar Dry
Closure typeClosure type Cork
Aging vessel typeAging vessel type French Oak
Length of agingLength of aging 21 months
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  • About this winery

    Poplar Grove Winery is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Our vineyard and winery is known for producing some of the finest, collectable wines in Western Canada.

    See the POPLAR GROVE detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Deeply concentrated mature colour. The nose gathers aromas of currant, coffee & cedar. Initial flavours of blackberry briar & ripe plums are followed by hints of leather, spice & vanilla. Silky tannins & elegant fruit meet a balanced backbone of acidity creating depth & complexity. A sweet ripeness makes this wine dangerously delicious. The finish is heartbreakingly long, like a French kiss goodbye at the train station.

  • Viticultural notes

    The 2007 vintage had a difficult start with temperatures reaching –15°C to –24°C during the winter’s first of many cold snaps. Concerns for cane & bud damage were significant at these temperatures. The resulting vine losses were very low; however, bud damage losses varied from 10 - 20% of our targeted yields. Conditions were good at bloom, but winter cold damage reduced the overall cluster numbers & berry size. Because the fruit was sound & disease free, we were able to ‘hang’ the fruit to fully ripen. Despite the viticultural challenges, the fruit was highly concentrated & flavourful due to smaller berries, lower yields & cool growing conditions.

  • Winemaking notes

    The three grape varieties were fermented separately. The bunches were hand picked & sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again to ensure that Deeply concentrated mature color. The nose gathers aromas of currant, coffee & cedar. Initial flavours of blackberry briar & ripe plums are followed by hints of leather, spice & vanilla. Silky tannins & elegant fruit meet a balanced backbone of acidity creating depth & complexity. A sweet ripeness makes this wine dangerously delicious. The finish is heartbreakingly long, like a French kiss goodbye at the train station. only perfect fruit was included in the ferment. The berries were crushed & held cold for 24 days, giving the wild indigenous yeasts a chance to begin fermentation. During fermentation hand plunging the must & the judicious use of pumping over ensured optimum levels of tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation occured naturally in barrel over the winter & finished in the spring of the following year. This wine was aged 21 months in French oak & then 24 months in our cellar prior to release.

Product reviews

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    - 94 Points -

    John Schreiner on wine

    The blend is Merlot 43%, Cabernet Franc 41%, Malbec 13%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%. This firmly textured wine begins with aromas of black currant and black cherry, which are echoed on the palate, along with flavours of coffee and dark chocolate. There...
     [+] Detailed press review

    July 2015