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"The Clays" Huapai Malbec 2008 >SORRY, ALL GONE<
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"The Clays" Huapai Malbec 2008 >SORRY, ALL GONE<

SORRY, ALL GONE 4 Stars, Winestate & Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2012. “This Malbec is textbook example showing deep colour and fragrant aromas of dark plum, game and spice. The palate is, as you'd expect, dense and powerful with refreshing acidity and firm tannins. It's bold and sturdy, and is one of the best Malbecs made in New Zealand.” Click on the title to see more and to download PDF tasting notes
Winemakers Notes
This wine is made using hand-harvested fruit sourced from the block adjacent to our Huapai winery. The soils in our area are clay based and are referred to locally as ‘The Kumeu Clays’. We hope that in time this sub district will become just as well known as ‘The Gimblett Gravels’! We harvested the fruit in beautiful condition on 31 March. It was crushed to a small open top fermenter which was hand plunged or pumped over twice daily. The tank was then pressed to oak for 14 months maturation (1/2 new French oak). The wine came out of barrel in June 2009 and was bottled without fining on 25 June.
 
Analysis
Alc 12.5%
Acid 5.8 g/L
Res sugar 3g/L
pH 3.63

Tasting Notes
Colour: Incredible colour! Saturated black core running to a deep purple rim.
Bouquet: Typical Malbec with masses of wild black fruits coupled with savoury hints and deliciously spicy oak.
Palate: At bottling this wine was full of youthful vitality. Firm yet fine-grained tannins balanced by loads of juicy black fruit in the mid palate.

Cellaring
Already approachable, but we expect this wine to cellar well for a number of years.
 
Food Matches
Rounded tannins and ripe berry flavours make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. Many rich sauces go well with this wine, as will roast garlic and vegetables.
 
Suggested wine list description
Masses of wild black fruits coupled with savoury hints and deliciously spicy oak.
 
Independent Reviewer’s Comment
“This Malbec is textbook example showing deep colour and fragrant aromas of dark plum, game and spice. The palate is, as you'd expect, dense and powerful with refreshing acidity and firm tannins. It's bold and sturdy, and is one of the best Malbecs made in New Zealand.”
 
Awards        
Five Stars Wine Orbit 2010
Four Stars Winestate Magazine
Silver Medals Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011 & 2010
Silver Medal LiquorLand International Wine Competition 2010
 

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