Saturday, July 20, 2013

Merlot, BONTERRA, ORGANICALLY GROWN GRAPES, Mendocino County, California

Bonterra passionately believes that organic grapes make better wine. Since 1993, Bonterra has been producing wine from 100% organically grown grapes using certified organic practices such as composting, cover crops and biodiversity.  These practices produce grapes that offer a quality of fruit and vibrancy of taste that express the purity and intensity of each varietal’s unique character.
  • Black Plums
  • Dark Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Toasty Oak
  • Vanilla Spice
Aged for 12 months with French and American oak with medium to medium plus toast, with 30% new oak.  Merlot is one of Bonterra’s most distinctive expressions, Biodynamicly farmed at the McNab Ranch with a strong representation from Mendocino vineyards; Los Cerros and others. McNab has loamy, well-drained soils and an average elevation of 800 feet, which allows most of the blocks to experience temperature swings of 50 degrees. This ranch provides fruit that proves that organic farming makes better wines.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this review. I bought this wine in a grocery store while I was on vacation in Vermont, attracted by the information on the label that it was made with organic grapes. I loved the wine. It doesn't have the bitter taste that is so characteristic of non-organic grapes and wine. So I wanted to buy it again, and went online to find out where I could get it and came across your blog. I enjoyed reading the info you included about it, and about the company that makes it.