2018

Church House Malbec

Juicy, structured and bold

 

Big and fruity with hints of plum, blackberry and dried herbs. This delicious Malbec have a lovely ripe tannic finish.

Vegan friendly

 

 

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VARIETAL

100% Malbec

VINEYARD

Tietjen

CLONE

Entav 595 & Premium Import Selection

APPELLATION

Hexton Hills (Golden Slopes)

VINTAGE

2018

Profile

Dry

ALCOHOL

12.2%

TASTE

Juicy, Structured and Bold

TA

5.76 g/L

pH

3.67

RESIDUAL SUGAR

5.0 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Church House Malbec

Vineyard Review

The grapes for this wine are sourced from Paul Tietjen’s Vineyard in the ‘Golden Slope’ region of Gisborne. Grown on Kaiti Clay loam soil, and planted in 2009, the fruit is 100% leaf plucked around the fruit zone and only 2 canes are laid down to ensure good ripeness, colour and texture in the wine.

Winemaking

The harvest decisions at Matawhero are made after the winemaker and viticulturist concur that the grapes are flavour ready. After another good growing season in Gisborne, the Malbec achieved good ripeness. The grapes were machine harvested and tank fermented. The juice was then pumped over regularly to extract colour and tannin. The wine was pressed at dryness and underwent full malolactic fermentation. After 10 months maturation, the wine was filtered and bottled.

Tasting Room

Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep Crimson

Aroma

Lifted aromatic notes of Doris plum, dark fruits and dusty herbs.

Palate

Big and fruity with hints of plum, blackberry, blueberry and dried herbs. The wine has a big, ripe tannic finish.

Food Match

Lovely with any red meat dish.

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