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2015 Versado Malbec

Deep, intense ruby-red colour with medium-to-full body. Vibrant, spice and red-fruit with subtle blueberry, floral aromatics and some savoury hints. Fabulous blackberry and black currant notes surround brighter red fruits. Complex, savoury elements give the palate excellent breadth while persistent flavours of ripe fruit culminate in a texture that has drag and a very lengthy finish. ~ Ann Sperling

Score: 91. "In the 2015 version, look for more red fruits, dried herbs, anise/licorice and spice notes. On the palate, the red fruits are joined by plums, blackberries and herbal/spicy notes with enough juicy acidity to propel it through the finish." ~ Rick VanSickle,

Score: 90. "Dense purple in colour; earthy, blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose; medium-bodied, fresh on the palate with lively acidity and a firm tannic structure; red and black fruit flavours." ~ Tony Aspler,

A year in the vineyard

As Canadians living with four distinct seasons, we find it normal to talk about the weather all-the-time and to think about its impact on the developing vineyards and eventual harvest. We have often remarked that when we catch up each season with our viticulturist, Sergio Rinaldi, it's amazing how he can remember the exact date, time and volume of each rainfall. But typically there are only a few in Mendoza each year, so they stand out and are memorable. The 2014 growing season is marked as memorable for its variable weather. The highlights include a "light spring frost" that made us very nervous, but in essence worked to naturally thin the crop. Resulting clusters were loose, allowing faster air-drying after rains which at times were more often than normally expected in Lujan de Cuyo.  February was cooler than normal, so ripening occurred at a slower pace, developing red and black fruits with freshness and no dehydrated berries. Thankfully our little vineyard was ready and harvested before the fall rains, resulting in wines that are of intense colour, freshness and spicy aromatics with floral elements mixing with red and black fruits and medium weight and good length on the palette. 







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