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R125.00

Malbec 2016

R 750.00 per case of 6

Description

Impressive depth of colour. Deep purple red/ violet with characteristic black berry, plum and black cherry fruit with hints of cinnamon aromas. Lighter style with noticeable mulberry and black berry flavours on the palate. Lively, well balanced with accessible supple tannins.

ANALYSIS

Alc: 12.71 RS: 2.7gl TA: 5.7gl pH: 3.67

Tasting Notes

VINEYARD:

North West facing slopes

SOIL TYPE:

Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils

VINEYARD AREA:

Small blocks varying between 0.3 & 1.2 hectares in extent.

TRELLIS:

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with two movable wires

IRRIGATION:

Used sparingly, to supplement evaporative losses during grape ripening & verasion (changing from green to red colour)

HARVESTED:

At optimum ripeness during early and middle March.

DEGREE BALLING:

Between 22˚ & 23.5˚B hence the relatively low alcohol concentration

FERMENTATION:

Cold soaking on skins for two nights with repeated pump overs to extract maximum colour & flavour in a non-alcoholic environment. After fermentation, wine was racked into 30% new & 2nd fill 225L French oak barrels. Nine months barrel maturation.