Malbec Merlot 2019
This red wine features aromas of black peppercorn, pomegranate, pink grapefruit, tobacco leaf and black cherry. Tasting notes include mouth-watering pomegranate flesh and seed, cranberry, wild blueberry, mint, peppercorn and dried thyme - with a silky, fine tannins structure and a medium-long finish. This wine is drinking extremely well upon release but with develop further in the bottle under proper cellar conditions for 5+ years (if you can be that disciplined).
Varietals: Malbec 72%, Merlot 28%
Styles: 14% Appassimento
750ml Bottle & 13% alc./vol
The Malbec from a vineyard also located in the Lincoln Lakeshore appealation was fermented using a yeast specific for Syrah. It was then barreled down to a batch of new and neutral barrels. The grapes from the Mazza Merlot were very small berries and thus ripened earlier. After drying this also meant that there was a high skin to pulp ratio. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to age well in your cellar through to the year 2026.
Mushroom ravioli, rustic lasagna, turkey burgers with cranberry-blueberry compote, baked brie with pomegranate and candied pecans, braised short ribs on a pile of roasted garlic smashed potatoes, gnocchi in a creamy alfredo sauce, arugula salad with goat cheese and fresh lemony vinaigrette, antipasto platter perfect for sipping along with.