The Collection Malbec 2017

R325.00

R325.00 | Club R276.25

 

Only 1 520 bottles were made of this 100% Malbec wine. Fruit was sourced within the Simonsberg-Paarl area.

This new release gained a Veritas Gold and 4 Platter stars 2019 which is indeed wonderful recognition for the wine

Tasting Notes

Full bodied with a deep violet body colour. The wine exhibits intense sweet spice on the palate balanced by plum, cherry and cassis notes with rounded acidity and richness on the mid palate. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel with soft well judged tannins leads to a long silky aftertaste.

Additional Information

Fermented in old French oak barrels

Varieties

Malbec 100%

Harvest Date

February

Analysis

Alc. 14.00% R.S. 3.2g/l T.A. 6.4g/l pH 3.4

Vinification

Only 1 520 bottles were made of this 100% varietal wine. Fruit was sourced within the Simonsberg-Paarl area. The wine was fermented in new 400 litre open top Hungarian Oak barrels with regular punch-downs, at least 6 times daily. Only free run drained juice was gravity lead to 225 litre 1st and 2nd fill French oak barrels where it was matured and kept on the gross lees for 16 months. Minimal filtration was undertaken.

Ageing

Drink now; suitable for ageing for up to 5 years from vintage if cellared under optimal conditions.

Winemaker’s Note

“Full bodied with a deep violet body colour. The wine exhibits intense sweet spice on the palate balanced by plum, cherry and cassis notes with rounded acidity and richness on the mid palate. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel with soft well judged tannins leads to a long silky aftertaste. This new release gained a Veritas Gold and 4 Platter stars 2019 which is indeed wonderful recognition for the wine”. Johnnie Calitz

Food Pairing & Recipes

Best enjoyed with leaner meats such as pork, ostrich and venison.

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