2020 Merlot Malbec

Hillside Collection

2020 Merlot Malbec

Full-bodied with abundant dark fruit and spiced-mocha flavours.

About this wine

This fruit was sourced from a well-established vineyard planted high above Naramata village, just below a rock cliff – a warm spot favoured by vines and bears alike. Wine from an older planting of Malbec blends nicely with younger (13 year old) Merlot block. An average growing season, with consistent heat into the fall, created and preserved bright fruit aromas and flavours while ripening elegant tannins. Bottled under cap to ensure the integrity of freshness and flavour.

British Columbia
Naramata Bench

Pairing Suggestions

Grilled Haloumi Salad

The old saying is you don’t make friends with salad… When Kathy and I tasted this wine in the wine shop I instantly thought about my backyard and the smell of charcoal briquettes wafting around in the late evening sun. With the days getting longer and the calls from backyard barbeques becoming louder I wanted…

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