Following on from their recent success at the All Canadian Wine Championships, Wilbert and Joka Borren of Four Shadows Winery are celebrating again. This time it’s their fabulous Merlot collection making the headlines.
Working with consulting winemaker Pascal Madevon, the Four Shadows 2019 Merlot collection was awarded gold medals in the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada and the coveted BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards. These accolades are only the most recent flurry of awards, securing their status as one of the Naramata Bench’s hidden gems and an absolute must for any wine enthusiast.
Wilbert is particularly excited about the very limited-release Gold Medal 2019 Reserve Merlot and has hand-selected the two best barrels of the vintage. With Christmas around the corner, Four Shadows will be showcasing their outstanding Merlots with a vertical tasting gift pack including their 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages.
These gift packs will be available from their online store.
As Four Shadows continues to increase their production, we can expect to see some wonderful new wines, including their mouth-watering new 2020 Zweigelt. With only 100 cases produced, this refreshingly light and elegantly spicy red won’t be around for long. This minimal-intervention, spontaneous-fermentation Zweigelt has delicately juicy blackberry and raspberry notes leading to smooth violet and cassis flavours in the finish. It’s an excellent accompaniment to lighter pork and poultry dishes. This is an ideal wine for a four-season barbecuer and it pairs perfectly with bratwurst and sauerkraut.