Merlot , Livermore Valley CA 2020 (Frozen Grapes,Pail)

Merlot , Livermore Valley CA 2020 (Frozen Grapes,Pail)

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The Ruby Grapes Vineyard is located in the Ruby Hill region of the Livermore Valley, our grapes are sourced from the very best Livermore Valley has to offer. Nestled at the base of the rolling hills of the San Francisco Bay Area and directly across from a water preserve, the terroir of our vineyards are defined by the very best California has to offer in terms of sunlight, soils, and cool weather in the evening promoting a longer hangtime and nutrient absorption from the vines. Try our exquisite and bold wine grapes today. 
Merlot is a French varietal that can be used to make soft velvety wines with hints of plum.
Ruby Grapes Vineyard Notes:
Planted in 1993, clone 1 rootstock 110R, 3.5 acre 
Brix - 24
Ph - 3.6
TA - 0.56

Yeast Recommendations:

Below please find some notes associated with our recommended yeast strains for use with this fruit. It is important to note that any yeast will in fact perform the fermentation, however these strains have consistently performed well and produced flavors that our customers have been very happy with. To that end, the "correct" yeast strain is simply the one that sounds to you as though it will make the flavors that you are looking for in your wine.

You can add the yeast strain of your choice from the "You Might Also Need" section below. We also strongly recommend the use of the additive pack that you will see listed in this section as it will help enhance the quality of the wine you produce. Order one packet of yeast and one additive pack per pail of must or juice.

MT: Ability to enhance varietal fruit and floral aromas. In Merlot, MT emphasizes berry, along with strawberry jam, caramel, and some spice notes. Good colour stability along with enhanced tannic structure and rich mouthfeel. Great by itself or as part of a blend.
BM45: Big mouthfeel, strong plum along with notes of cherry liquor, rose petal, jam, and some berry. Classically Italian in style. Good colour stability and helps to minimize vegetative characters.
BDX: Good all-around choice for berry, plum, and jam in the Classic Bordeaux profile. Can often bring out spice notes if in the fruit. Moderate rate fermenter with good colour retention. Useful for developing structure in the wine by re-enforcing existing tannins- both good and bad, so don’t use with un-ripe fruit.
ICV-GRE: Brings fresh, berry fruit foreword along with good mouthfeel. Useful for adding fresh fruit to a blend. Effective for reducing herbaceous and vegetal notes in under-ripe fruit.
Product dimensions for crushed and frozen grapes:
Pail Container Size: 6 Gallons
Amount of Must: ~5.25 Gallons
Must Weight: 50 pounds
Box dimensions: 12”x12”x20”
Box contents: Frozen Pail, Insulated Thermal Wrap, Cold Packs

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Item # RG150
Weight 50 LBS
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