Pella Malbec 2012

Layers of black cherry, pomegranate and plum, enhanced by a soft, velvety texture, with gamey and cocoa undertones.

variety : Malbec [ 100% Malbec ]
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Microclimate: Atlantic influenced, cool micro-climate.
Soil: Deep, weathered granite.
Vineyards: Established 1997, east facing.

about the harvest: 

Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed.
Yielding 4 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Harvested periodically to ensure fermentation occurs on skins with a ripe tannin structure. Cold soak for ten days at 9’C and fermented at low temperatures . Manual punch downs are carried out on a daily basis until fermented dry. Manual Basket press is used. Aged for 14 months in predominately French oak barrels.

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