2017 Benguela Cove Malbec

Retail
£17.50
Member
£15.75
Case
£105.00
Case (Member)
£94.50
Varieties
Malbec
Vintage
2017
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14.61%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Imagine sinking your nose into a bouquet of freshly cut red roses. This Malbec sticks its neck out with confidence, displaying vivid aromas of plum, liquorice and cherries. The fruit is caressed with a cool, spicy note that adds freshness. Tightly knit tannins and an electric purple hue are indicative of youth and longevity.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were handpicked at optimal potential with selected bunch and berry sorting in the cellar. Partially whole bunch fermented to retain freshness and texture; the four day cold soak encouraged maximum fruit and colour extraction.
The juice was inoculated, followed by gentle punch downs twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: 18 months, 30% new French oak barrels
Production: 11 barrels

Growing Conditions

Dowsed with all the privileges from a cool climate, Walker Bay has become synonymous with outstanding South African Malbec. On the oceans edge, the vineyard enjoys cool daytime temperatures that drop at night with a beneficial diurnal range that
aids in even ripening.

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