The Story: Malbec is a grape variety with ancestral routs in Medieval Aquitaine, its ‘black’ wines finding such fame as to make them, and their soils, the prized possessions of kings. As the vine spread around the world Malbec was largely left behind in its native Southwest France, but there was one place it planted firm routs: Argentina. As Argentina’s quality wines have emerged on the international scene, so its self-proclaimed national grape has gained a rekindled respect. Planters in Australia’s warmer regions like Heathcote have also exceled in cultivating fruit to make wines with a rich and structured style worthy of their ancient routs.
Winemaking Description: Fruit was crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours to aid subtly extraction. Wild yeast fermented with regular pumping over to enrich colour and tannins. Matured in 1 year old French oak for 11 months.
The Wine: Black berries, black cherry, smoke and bitter dark chocolate with smoke and leathery notes. Perfect with lamb or steak!