We took a flyer and planted some Malbec on a nice down slope that faces east at our Swede Road vineyard. The fruit develops early and huge, long clusters with large berries - much larger than any other vinifera that we grow. The vines are a bit particular around winter weather so we take extra care to lay the vines down on the ground before winter each year to protect the buds under a blanket of insulating snow.
2016 was our first significant harvest and we used to produce this excellent dry red wine. 18 months in a combination of new and older French oak barrels give this a light toast with plum and blackberry fruit. Medium bodied it has a meidum finish. Enjoy now or lay it down for 3-5 year to be rewarded.