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Malbec 2019

Malbec 2019

Malbec 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$30.00
750 mL
$30.00
6 x 750 mL
$180.00

Overview

Overview

The Pepperjack range is a tribute to the Barossa’s rich heritage. Our winemaking team has respect for traditional winemaking techniques, yet is also dynamic and imaginative. Pepperjack winemakers are conscious of modern wine styles and create wines that reflect our passion for this special region.

The Mendoza Malbec was matured in a combination of Stainless Steel tanks (both with and without oak treatment) and Seasoned and New French oak barrels.

Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2019
Country South America
Region Mendoza
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Richard Mattner

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Aromas of violets, spice, ripe blueberries and boysenberry, with hints of mocha oak.

Flavours and Palate

A rich, round and textural palate with flavours of ripe raspberries, satsuma plums and red currants, with subtle mouth filling cocoa powdery tannins.

Viticulture

Viticulture

Vintage Conditions

Dry weather (precipitation 20–60% lower than usual), small berries and slightly lower yields; cooler temperatures overall. The 2019 harvest happened about 1–3 weeks earlier than usual, and the grapes were in pristine condition. Concerns that there would be problems with frost, because of the dry spring, but constant evening breezes made frosts rare this year and outside of Agrelo, there were no significant hailstorms. Harvest was expected to be larger than usual, but the combination of dry weather and cool climate resulted in yields slightly lower than normal. A warm April at the beginning of the autumn guaranteed a healthy harvest of cool-climate Malbec from the highest-elevation areas. A high skin/juice ratio that resulted from the small berry size made for highly concentrated wines with great colour. We expect the 2019 wines to be approachable when young, but also able to age.