2018 Basket Pressed Malbec

$40.00

2018 Basket Pressed Malbec

$40.00

Production 125 dozen   /1500 bottles    

Colour:Intense, vibrant purple/violet.

Bouquet:Black forest cake and satsuma plum with notes of blueberry and a violet perfume.

Palate:Rich dark fruit with a blueberry acidity giving length, a velvety, plush tannin structure carries the fruit through to a soft supple finish. Black forest cake and satsuma plum with notes of blueberry and a violet perfume on the nose. Rich dark fruit with a blueberry acidity giving length, a chalky tannin structure carries the fruit through to a soft supple finish.  For immediate enjoyment or cellar up to 2026.

Awards and Reviews

” A juicy and succulent small production wine. In good season like this malbec really shines. Its floral aromatics emerge on the nose and then the deliciously rich, dark slightly blue fruits show their qualities on the palate This one is superb. Smoothly textured, finely crafted palate has a blush supple, velvety feel. Generous and opulent but with poise.  94/100 (Best drinking; Now to 2026)”

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 12 October 2019

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Description

Production 125 dozen   /1500 bottles    

Colour:Intense, vibrant purple/violet.

Bouquet:Black forest cake and satsuma plum with notes of blueberry and a violet perfume.

Palate:Rich dark fruit with a blueberry acidity giving length, a velvety, plush tannin structure carries the fruit through to a soft supple finish. Black forest cake and satsuma plum with notes of blueberry and a violet perfume on the nose. Rich dark fruit with a blueberry acidity giving length, a chalky tannin structure carries the fruit through to a soft supple finish.  For immediate enjoyment or cellar up to 2026.

Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning on the 31st March 2018, destemmed and placed in open fermenters.  Innoculated with a neutral yeast and the cap plunged up to four times a day, by hand.  After 10 days the wine was kept on extended skins for a further ten days.  Then the wine was drained and the must basket pressed off to tank where it underwent a malolactic fermentation which softens the acid.  The wine was then racked to a mix of one and two year old French barriques, then left to mature for 12 months. Blended and put to bottle in July 2019.

Technical Data: Alc. 14.0%      pH 3.7        TA 6.1 g/l

Vintage 2018: Flowering and fruit set in October and November indicated fantastic yields and our loamy soils benefited from rains in December which promoted excellent growth and lush canopies. January and February were cool without the 40°C heat spikes and this assisted steady ripening, producing bright white acids, aromatics and good flavours. The slower ripening has resulted in superb whites with excellent flavour profiles and natural acidity. An outstanding white vintage with good yields. The  reds also benefited from the cooler ripening with better colour development and riper, softer tannins.

Vintage Rating 9/10

Awards and Reviews

” A juicy and succulent small production wine. In good season like this malbec really shines. Its floral aromatics emerge on the nose and then the deliciously rich, dark slightly blue fruits show their qualities on the palate This one is superb. Smoothly textured, finely crafted palate has a blush supple, velvety feel. Generous and opulent but with poise.  94/100 (Best drinking; Now to 2026)”

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 12 October 2019