Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T H e P R i C e T H e Y Paid 2016 Bu RG u N d Y Vi NT a G e For decades, we will revel in the perfume, precision and classic tannic style of the 2016 vintage, yet growers and producers would prefer to forget this vintage ever happened. a s is sometimes the case, great vintages are reared through heartbreak and sacrifice. So it was in 2016, when heavy frost blanketed much of the region on the morning of a pril 27th. The destruction was widespread, and in the case of many higher altitudes vineyards, it doomed the entire year's production. Producers worked to recover and nurse vines back to health through a wet and humid spring, which in turn presented them with another challenge in the form of mildew. i t wasn't until the end of July that conditions would improve. Yet once they did, the region was gifted with an ideal season that lasted through September. i n the end, what wasn't lost to frost and mildew matured into perfectly ripe grapes of unbelievable potential.

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