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2019 Cot Malbec

2019 Cot Malbec

Serious Malbec - juicy, rounded but delicate

Vineyard: Parish Vineyard, Watervale

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Red clay on limestone 'Terra Rossa'

Picking date: February 21, 2019

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: 2000L Foudre for 10 months, then racked to stainless steel for 3 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.2%

pH: 3.60

TA: 6.2

SO2: 35F, 51T

Production: 210 dozen