Perfumed notes on the nose, give way to rich mulberry and dark cherry tones on the palate.
The wine shows full but finely structured tannins, that although restrained now will reward well with a couple of years of bottle maturation.
JOHNATHANS MALBEC 2014
IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction.
Distance From Sea: Approximately 23.5 km.
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite.
Age Of Vines: 12 years.
Trellising: Verticle hedge.
Picking Date: March 2014.
Yield: 7 tons/ha average.
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation Temp: 28 – 30°C.
Yeast: Bordeaux Red.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Duration of fermentation was 8 days.
It was pumped over twice a day foroptimum colour and tannin extraction.
When fermented dry it was pressed into French oak barrels.
Malolatic Fermentation: Barrel.
Wood Aging: 24 months in French oak.
½ in third fill and ½ in fourth fill.
Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 5-8 years, if stored correctly.
This is an excellent partner with lamb, most meat dishes and venison.
Per Bottle, Per Case