2019 Wild Ferment Malbec
The nose entices with wild mulberries and forest fruits while the plush mouth-filling palate is generous with flavours of lush black fruits, sweet tobacco and velvety tannins.
Tasting notes Our first ever Wild Ferment Malbec has been crafted to provide an intense flavour profile. The nose entices with wild mulberries and forest fruits while the plush mouth-filling palate is generous with flavours of lush black fruits, sweet tobacco and velvety tannins. Viticultural notes The fruit for this Malbec was grown near Ballandean in the Granite Belt. The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95 km inland from the coast. The winters are cold and frosty and summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in Spring feeding the growing buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining. Winemaking notes We have chosen to treat the fruit for this Malbec very traditionally by using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard and surrounds being encouraged to complete the fermentation. The wine was matured in a mixture of used French and American Barriques for a period of 10 months. Wine Analysis COLOUR Aubergine NOSE Mulberries and Forest Fruits PALATE Black Fruits, Sweet Tobacco and Velvety Tannins ALC/VOL 13.2% CELLAR This wine will reward careful cellaring FOOD MATCH Roasted pork or grilled lamb with mint sauce