UR06018

Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanagan Valley 2018



£35.00

75cl ALC 14%
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Ripe and supple fruit, brambles, plums and cherries with spicy hints and soft, round tannins on the finish. Vibrant, long and intense. Full-bodied.


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Canada, Rest of Americas, Canada

Still Red

100% Merlot

Full-bodied

Environmentally friendly

Drink or Keep

2018

Duck, Roast

14%

75cl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl is situated in the South Okanagan Valley near the town of Oliver within the latitudes of 42-50 degrees north where most of the northern hemisphere’s great vineyards are located.

Founder Jim Wyse purchased the first 100 hectares of vines in 1993, and began a replanting programme with the first vintage being made in 1997. Construction of the winery started in earnest in early 1998 and was built and completed just in time for the harvest later the same year! Jim’s son Chris Wyse is now at the helm, taking over the role over of president in 2007. They have 210 acres of vines spread over three vineyard blocks: Black Sage, Osoyoos and Keremeos. They grow 16 different varietals but the main plantings are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir for the reds, and for the whites: Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Current production stands at about 45,000 cases of wine. The winery is built into the side of the hill and works by gravity flow, leading down to their underground barrel cellar. This reduces the handling of both the fruit and the wines, minimising damage to berries and removing the need for pumps and lengthy pipes. Their building designs also include heat exchange, geo-thermal and solar heating. The winery is completely committed to environmental and ecological sustainability in both the winery and vineyards including raising money to support the endangered Burrowing Owl population from which the winery takes its name. These practices include ‘discouraging but never harming’ black bears and safely ‘relocating’ snakes found in ‘troublesome’ areas!

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STANDARD MAINLAND UK DELIVERY – up to 5 working days

Delivery is FREE on orders of £140 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

Please add £9.95 post & packing per delivery address for orders under £140.

Unless advised otherwise, you will normally receive your delivery in 5 working days*, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Please contact us should this not be the case.

*You should allow longer for delivery to the Scottish Highlands.

EXPRESS UK MAINLAND DELIVERY

£5 on orders of £140 or more to a single address in mainland UK.

For orders under £140 please add £14.95 per delivery address.

Usually delivered the next working day (on orders placed before 1pm on a working day).

Please note, whilst the majority of parcels sent on this service are received the next working day, this is not guaranteed and excludes the Scottish Highlands.

SATURDAY UK MAINLAND DELIVERY

Saturday Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £25. Orders must be received by 1pm Friday.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES – delivery to remote UK postcodes

Our couriers can deliver to most geographically remote locations but do bear in mind that these do incur a higher delivery charge and will take longer to arrive.

Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £25 then £10 per subsequent case.

Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man and Scottish Offshore Islands ‒ first case (up to 12 x 75cl) is charged at a flat rate of £30 then £10 per subsequent case.

Rates are automatically calculated at the checkout.

ORDERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UK

Orders placed from outside the UK will be accepted for UK delivery.

We do not export from the UK or deliver to: Channel Islands, BFPO