This Weekend's Pick

Santa Julia Del Mercado Malbec

Santa Julia Del Mercado Malbec

The Labour Day long weekend has arrived! Canada has been celebrating Labour Day since the 1880s after the Toronto Typographical Union went on strike for a 58-hour work week (only 58 hours!) and others joined their protest, leading to a change in union laws. This Labour Day we will be pouring the Santa Julia Del Mercado Malbec, a delicious wine from a winery pushing for harmony and balance in their wines, for their workers, and for their community.

Tasting Note: This wine is 100% Malbec and bursting with flavours of red and black berry fruits like cherries, plums and blackberries, floral touches, and light spices. A soft texture and beautiful overall balance are highlights of this wine.

Enjoy With: Anything off the grill as well as pizza, pasta and meat stews.

Style: A full-bodied, dry and velvety-smooth red wine.

Terroir / Region: Santa Julia’s vineyards are located throughout the Mendoza region and the skillful combination of the unique aspects of each vineyard are what brings such harmony to the Del Mercado Malbec. Individual plots can be assessed for what they bring to the final blend – ripe fruit, refreshing acidity, soft tannins – and proportions can be adjusted so that every year, every bottle of Del Mercado Malbec delivers the quality for which the winery has become known.

Producer: Organic agriculture and maintaining natural biodiversity are cornerstones of the Santa Julia winery’s philosophy, as well as the fair treatment of its workers and development of the surrounding community. The winery is certified ‘Fair for Life’ and prioritizes fair working conditions and returns a portion of profits to their workers. The winery has also donated land for schools, put on kids’ camps, and set up a satellite classroom for workers to continue their education at the winery.

Availability: The Santa Julia Del Mercado Malbec is available year-round in the Argentina section of your local LCBO. Pick up a bottle this weekend to toast the workers of the world and to support the workers of Santa Julia!

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Price: $14.95

LCBO#: 545715

Sizes: 750mL

13.5% alc./vol.