Merlot Malbec 2012

TMerlot_Malbec_2012his wine is all about a pure expression of fruit. Aromas of cranberry and plum, the palate has bright berry fruits. A perfect match with pasta or pizza dishes, or match with BBQ’d meats. A lovely food wine, drinks brilliantly now, but will continue to develop.

Colour:  Bright ruby red.

Aroma: Lifted and fragrant. Aromas of cranberry and plum.

Palate: Flavours of bright red berry fruits, and a spicy/savoury component from the Malbec. Lovely mouthfeel with soft but firm tannins.

Harvested on – 25th March to 8th April 2012

Winemaking – Harvested across a range of days to optimize ripeness. Each batch was gently destemmed and transferred to open-top fermenters, and then plunged three times a day during fermentation. Once dry the wine was transferred primarily to steel tanks to preserve the fruit aromatics, with a small proportion aged in older French oak barrels.

Bottled on – 20th December 2012

Drink – Now or cellar 2-5 years.