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2018 Cot Malbec
2018 KW Cot Malbec

2018 Cot Malbec

Serious Malbec - juicy, rounded but delicate

Vineyard: Bass Hill Vineyard, Auburn

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Red clay on slate

Picking date: March 5, 2018

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: Old French Puncheon for 5 months then racked to steel for 5 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 12.5%

pH: 3.59

TA: 5.8

SO2: 37F, 50T

Production: 160 dozen

2018 Cot Malbec