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Culmina Family Estate N˚ 006 Unfiltered ‘Jeunes Vignes’ Malbec
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Culmina Family Estate N˚ 006 Unfiltered ‘Jeunes Vignes’ Malbec 2016

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOpposed to the Vielles Vignes you see on wine labels, indicating the wine's vine age, this proudly is Jeunes Vignes, young vines, reflective of the age of this malbec, from Arise and Stan's Benches on the Golden Mile Bench. It is matured in neutral French oak for 22 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered March 2019, and released at the end of 2020. Wild blackberry, cassis, is scented with a luring Saskatoon berry perfume and sided with dusky violet leaves, hugging a full palate. Tannins are plush, and acidity is charmingly grapefruit laced, brightening this hefty, southern Okanagan red and drinking well now, especially with grilled beef/lamb.Tasted: 01 March 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.00 winery online Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: MalbecUPC: 827413000744