The summer of 2016 was hot and dry, 2 things that grape vines love. At the start of the summer Marty, the winemaker at the time, said “If the summer stays like this it would be perfect to make a Malbec!” The summer not only stayed great but we got just a touch of rain right before veraison (the time when the grapes turn red) which was fantastic. We hope you enjoy this special red wine.
Wine type: Red Wine
Variety: 100% Malbec
Case Production: 110
Harvest Date: October 18 2016
Brix: Average of 22.9
Acidity: 5.9 g/l
Aging: 50% French oak, 50% American oak for 8 months
Availability: Wine Club Exclusive
Tasting Note: This wine is bright purple red. It has aromas of plums, black pepper and sun-dried black olives. In the mouth it is medium bodied but has a distinct richness to it. The finish is long and tends toward that black peppery note.
Food Pairing: This Malbec would pair wonderfully with some kind of grilled lamb with thyme and rosemary. It would match well with the flavours of southern France.