Jonathan’s Malbec 2019

R160.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

TASTING NOTES:
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.

JONATHAN’S MALBEC 2019

IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 350m
Distance from sea: Approximately 23.5km
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite
Rootstock: 101/14
Age of vines: 15 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Pruning: Cordon
Irrigation: Drip


THE HARVEST
Picking date: March 2019
Yield: 4 tons/ha average


ANALYSIS
14.49% Alcohol; 1.28g/L RS; 3.6 pH; 5.24 TA; 0.58 VA


IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation Temp: 28-30ºC
Yeast: Bordeaux Red
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Duration of fermentation was 8 days. It was pumped over twice a day for optimum colour and tannin extraction. When fermented dry it was pressed into French oak barrels.
Malolactic fermentation: Barrel
Wood aging: 12 months in French oak,
1/2 in third fill and 1/2 in fourth fill


AGING SUGGESTIONS
Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 5-8 years, if stored correctly.


FOOD SUGGESTIONS
This is an excellent partner with lamb, most meat dishes and venison.


BLENDING INFORMATION
100% Malbec.

Quantity

Per Bottle, Per Case

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