2018 RAW Malbec
Appellation: Four Mile Creek
R.S.: <3 g/l
T.A.: 5.9 g/l
Source: Reddecopp Farms – Four Mile Creek
Winemaker’s Notes: The fruit was mature enough that we did not have to dry it too much so we only dried it for 6 days in the kiln. After that, whole bunches were transferred into the stainless tank and given 10 days of carbonic maceration with CO2. The fruit was destemmed to concrete for 7 days of skin contact to get more colour and structure. Finally we pressed it into a 2000L concrete tank where the juice fermented and aged for 8 months and it was bottled unfiltered.
Sommelier's Notes: Well this is interesting, and varietally correct from my experience with Malbec’s done in this style. The carbonic fermentation is obvious on the nose, having elevated wild berry and a slight floral lift. There are some herbal and tea undertones with a barnyard finish from the Brettanomyces. If you love old-world yet geeky wines, this is for you. The palate is fresh and the tannins are already integrated. I really enjoy this wine.
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