Gisborne Malbec 2018

$17.10 incl GST

Full-bodied red with a core of sweet black fruits on the finish.

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Winemaker Notes
Malbec and Gisborne are made for each other. Spring comes early and the summers are warm and sunny – just the sort of conditions that Malbec loves. This wine is based on a parcel of fruit in Hexton, which is just outside the Gisborne city limits. The fruit was harvested in pristine condition and trucked overnight to our winery in Auckland. Following vinification, the wine was matured for around a year in barrel.
Analysis
Alc 13% Acid 6.1 g/L Res sugar 4g/L pH 3.64
Tasting Notes
Colour: The colour in this wine is stunning. A black core leads to a bright red-purple rim. Bouquet: Plummy notes intermingled with the ‘wild berry’ character that typifies New Zealand Malbec. A touch of oak completes the picture. Palate: This full bodied red has an excellent balance between fruit, acid and tannin. The overall effect is to coat the palate from front to back and side to side. There is a strong core of sweet black fruit on the finish.
Cellaring
Already approachable, but we expect this wine to cellar well for a number of years.
Food Matching
Rounded tannins and ripe berry flavours make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. Many rich sauces go well with this wine, as will roast garlic and vegetables.
Suggested Wine List Description
Masses of wild black fruits coupled with savoury hints and deliciously spicy oak.

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