Patutahi Malbec 2013

patutahi malbec 13Tasting Notes

A smooth, rich wine. Dark berries, vanilla with balanced firm tannins.

Wine Information

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


  • Harvest Date: March 13
  • Bottling Date: 13 April 16
  • Release Date: May 2016

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 18 months.

Viticulture Notes

Malbec was harvested from Kirkpatrick Estate Winery in excellent condition and good ripeness.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • Total Acidity: 7.0
  • ph: 3.61
  • Cellaring: 3+ years from bottling