A fruit-driven, fresh red, our 2019 Malbec has delicate
tannins and bright acidity that highlights the red fruit
character. Tart cranberry with aromas of violets &
crème de cassis, a red that is just as pleasant alone as it
is when accompanied by lean red meat or hearty
vegetables. Ready to be enjoyed upon release.
The 2019 winter brought extremes: warm January days of 12°C
to lows of - 22°C and lots of snow in February. Bud burst was
two weeks later than average due to the long winter. The
beginning of Okanagan spring was one of the driest on record.
By the end of June, the Okanagan Valley saw a cooling trend
that lasted through most of July. At the end of July, the real
Okanagan summer started with hot sunny days and little
precipitation. September was wetter than usual. October was
dry with 15°C days and 2°C to 6°C nights. The weather was
perfect to hang the fruit until the end of October, with all the
remaining vineyards achieving the right amount of flavour,
sugar, and acid. No Floods. No Smoke. Overall, it was a low
tonnage year with excellent ripe fruit across all varietals in our
Made from 100% Malbec grapes. The berries were hand picked
at 22 °B and sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the
berries were hand sorted again, then crushed and soaked for 3
days. During fermentation the wine was pumped over twice
daily to ensure proper colour and tannin extraction.