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  • Malbec 2023

    March 02, 2023 2 min read

    Malbec 2023

    It’s Time for Malbec!

    For the last 20 years we have been bringing in fresh Malbec juice and grapes from Chile. Last year we brought in over 3000L litres! Starting today, we are now taking orders for the 2023 Malbec. Once again we will be offering two versions of the Malbec. 

    What is Malbec?

    Once a year with our partners in Chile we import a large batch of freshly harvested Malbec juice. Combining this raw, beautiful juice with our professional winemaking abilities and equipment results in an incredible wine. It tastes superb right away, but aging it takes it to the next level. We offer two versions of our Malbec. One is made from pure Malbec juice, and the other is made on fresh Malbec grape skins.

    Those who order Malbec made from pure juice only will be treated to a full bodied, indigo coloured wine. It has dark jammy fruit flavours featuring notes of dark cherry, cocoa, and black pepper. It is something truly unique and absolutely worth trying. The 2022 Malbec from Juice had an ABV of 14.7% when it was finished! It was a BIG wine. 

    What is Different About Malbec Made on Skins?

    Making Malbec on skins brings out more tannins, darker colour, and a greater intensity of flavours. Wines made in this fashion are designed to be cellared for years. I am still enjoying my rapidly diminishing stock of 2020 Malbec on skins, it has just hit its peak, especially after being open for an hour or two. It really illustrates how well the Malbec can age with time.

    What is the Pricing?

    Thankfully we have been able to keep pricing the same as 2022. 
    Malbec:  $97.26/11L or $549.55/66L (bulk order price break)
    - Or a 6 bottle sampler for $48.63
    Malbec with Skins: $147.25/11L or $849.49/66L (bulk order price break)
    - Or a 6 bottle sampler for $69.98
    Malbec juice for home winemakers: $73.25/11L
    Malbec skins for home winemakers: $113.72/11L
    Home winemakers, please take note. Our Malbec juice is extremely fresh and it needs to be picked up within a couple days of us receiving it in mid April. We can’t ship it either, so it has to be picked up. 

    How to order?

    Simple! You can now order online (check below to add Malbec to your cart) or Pre-order by letting us know via InstagramFacebookEmail, by calling (519-824-1624) or visiting us in store.
    Let us know what you would like and we will pre-order it for you. The deadline to order is Saturday, April 15! After that, it will not be available until Spring 2024. We aim to have the Malbec in store by mid April, and we intend to have it ready to be bottled by mid June.
    This year we will have limited quantities available