JONATHAN’S MALBEC 2019
IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Distance from sea: Approximately 23.5km
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite
Age of vines: 15 years
Trellising: Vertical hedge
Picking date: March 2019
Yield: 4 tons/ha average
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
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.