Diemersdal Malbec 2017

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Cool growing conditions on exposed aspects, as well as the practise of dry land farming, sees the fruit develop slowly, drawing maximum variety expression on the vine. The result is tight bunches of small berries, ideal for making wines of structure, elegance and refinement.

An ideal wine to enjoy with venison or spicy risotto.

variety : Malbec | 100% Malbec
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.31 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 vintage: Double Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017
in the vineyard : The vines are rooted in deep red Hutton soils on north-facing slopes, catching the southerly breezes of summer and the frontal winds that punish the Cape from the north in winter. 
Yield: 12 t/ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 11 years

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in both open-fermenters with Punch-downs and pump-overs every 3- 4 hours controlled 25 - 28°C. MLF taking place in tank before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.

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