R165.00

Saartjie Malbec 2018

R 990.00 per case of 6

Description

A Luscious rich purple shade. Beautifully complex flavours of black cherry, plums, violets and  hints of spice on the palate. Well balanced with accessible supple tannins. Enjoy now or within a few years.

ANALYSIS

Alc: 13.93%

RS: 1.6 g/l

TA: 5.6 g/l

pH: 3.83

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.