JONATHAN’S MALBEC 2019
IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Distance from sea: Approximately 25km
Soil Type: Alluvial
Age of vines: 15 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Picking date: March 2019
Yield: 4 tons/ha average
Alcohol 14,49% | Acid: 5.24g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.28 g/l | pH: 3.6
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 1/3 in fourth fill
Can be enjoyed now and will mature well over the next 5-8 years, if stored correctly.
Enjoy with roast beef, venison, slow roast leg of lamb, Peking duck or a good potjie. On the Le Pommier’s menu we suggest our Mushroom and Camembert tartlet with cranberry reduction and the Bone Marrow fillet.