2018 'Hans Estate' Malbec
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The Hans Estate Vineyard’s Merlot, aged in French oak barrels, reflects the unique terroir of the Osoyoos East Bench. This wine exemplifies the paradise-like conditions found in this region, with an abundance of sunshine and an average of 1,550 growing degree days. The dry days and cool nights create a desert-like environment, ideal for producing sun-ripened red grape varieties. The sandy soil, composed of glacial deposits, benefits from the moderating influence of Osoyoos Lake, resulting in a well-structured wine with pure fruit expression. This Merlot showcases the region’s exceptional flavor development and ageability, a true testament to the vineyard’s commitment to terroir-driven winemaking.
Nestled in the Osoyoos East Bench lies Hans Estate Vineyard, a paradise for viticulture. With an average of 1,550 growing degree days and an abundance of sunshine, this area is a veritable Eden for grape growing. The desert-like conditions created by dry days and cool nights are ideal for producing juicy, sun-ripened red grape varieties. The vineyards? Sandy soil is composed of glacial deposits and benefits from the moderating influence of Osoyoos Lake. These factors combine to produce classic and well-structured wines with pure fruit expression. The unique combination of soil type and weather conditions in the Osoyoos East Bench area contribute to the development of flavour and ageability in the grapes.
100% Hans Estate Malbec