Wine by Variety Red Wines Malbec

Gisborne Malbec 2015

NZ $17.10 incl GST

Silver Medal – Bragato Wine Awards, September 2017. Full-bodied red with a core of sweet black fruits on the finish.

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Classic Wines, Gisborne, Malbec


Winemakers Notes

Malbec and Gisborne are made for each other. Spring comes early and the summers are warm and sunny – just the sort of conditions that Malbec loves. This wine is based on a parcel of fruit in Hexton, which is just outside the Gisborne city limits. The fruit was harvested in pristine condition and trucked overnight to our winery in Auckland. Following vinification, the wine was matured for around a year in barrel.

Alc 13%
Acid 6.1 g/L
Res sugar 4g/L
pH 3.64

Tasting Notes
Colour: The colour in this wine is stunning. A black core leads to a bright red-purple rim.
Bouquet: Plummy notes intermingled with the ‘wild berry’ character that typifies New Zealand Malbec. A touch of oak completes the picture.
Palate: This full bodied red has an excellent balance between fruit, acid and tannin. The overall effect is to coat the palate from front to back and side to side. There is a strong core of sweet black fruit on the finish.

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

“Beautifully ripe and lifted, the inviting bouquet shows dark berry, game, espresso and nutmeg characters with a hint of dried herb complexity. It is succulent and finely textured on the palate, and displays attractive fruit intensity and weight, nicely structured by fine, chalky tannins. The wine is fruity and sturdy at the same time, and offers lovely drinking.” Sam Kim, May 2017

Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards September 2017
87 Points/4 Stars Wine Orbit June 2017
Recommended Winestate Magazine Sept 2017


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