Malbec 2018

malbec 18Tasting Notes

A rich dark wine. Damson plums complimented by French & American Oak

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Malbec

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: April 2018
  • Bottling Date: February 2019
  • Release Date: September 2019

Winemaker Notes

Malbec grapes were fermented in open top stainless vats. After primary ferment the wines underwent full malolactic fermentation in old barrels. Oak staves were added for 9 months.

Viticulture Notes

Malbec was hand harvested from Richard McIntre’s vineyard in Opou Road, Gisborne in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 6.3
  • ph: 3.68
  • Cellaring: 4+ years from bottling

Awards

Bronze medal – NZ International Wine Show