DOK Malbec 2015

DOK is packed with mulberry, eucalyptus and liquorice notes on the nose, which followsthrough to a juicy palate, ending with blackcurrent pastille.
The emphasis is on fruit, but soft, polished tannins and acidity adds tothe complexity and balance of this wine.

Rosemary roasted leg of lamb, Sheep tripe, Seared ribeye or rump, Osso Buco, Darkbitter chocolate.

variety : Malbec [ 100% Malbec ]
winemaker : Wynand Lategan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Three to six years.

The name DOK is mostly used in the Afrikaans language asa term of endearment for the word doctor. DOK is named after the legendary rugby
giant, Dr Danie Craven, who regularly visited Lanzerac with his dog, Bliksem, in tow.

in the vineyard : DOK is a Malbec harvested from a single vineyard block situated on Lanzerac in theJonkershoek Valley. The soil found in this particular vineyard block - decomposed granite - gives the wine its supremacy and force the vines to work extremely hard resulting in a crop consisting of concentrated red berries. The block was planted in 1998 and is a mere 0.38 hectares in size.

about the harvest: Middle February 2015.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented with natural yeast in open bins and punched down twice a day by hand. Only 4th fill or older barrels were used to mature this wine for 16 months before bottling and blending.

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