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2020 Cot Malbec

2020 Cot Malbec

Serious Malbec - juicy, rounded but delicate

Vineyard: Parish Vineyard, Watervale. Organic farming

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Red clay on limestone 'Terra Rossa'

Picking date: February 20, 2020

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: 12.5%

pH: 3.63

TA: 5.9

SO2: 42F, 48T

Production: 70 dozen