Cot Malbec 2019

Winery Koerner

Region Clare Valley, Australia

Grapes Malbec 100%
ProfileSerious Malbec - juicy, rounded, but delicate. Blue fruits dominate, with a distinct plum and açaí flavor. The wine is lean, yet elegant and precise. A great alternative to both French and Argentine styles, it is neither, yet takes the good elements of both.
Grape GrowingThe grapes are hand harvested, sorted and processed ~ 50% whole berries, not whole bunches. The harvest of the Malbec occurred on February 21, 2019, considerably earlier than it is harvested in Argentina. The 12.2% alcohol is evidence of a deliberate style showing restraint and purity of fruit.
WinemakingThe natural fermentation begins in open top steel fermenters, hand-plunged twice daily. Time on skins is 2 weeks with free run pressings combined, then settled, off gross lees for 7 days. Afterwards, the wine is aged in a 2000L foudre vessel for 10 months, then racked to stainless steel for 3 months, No filtration, No fining...

Wine Data

Alc12.2

PH3.6

TA6.2 g/L

RS0 g/L

Sulfur35ppm free, 51ppm total

SoilRed clay on limestone, terra rosa

Altitude380 m / 1246 ft

Vineyard Age23 years

Production Size210 cases

PairingVenison tartare, Blackberries, Duck Breast w/Blueberry Glaze, Impossible Burgers, Lamb Chops, Shepherd's Pie, Offal, Blue Plums Cuisines: Modern American, French, Rustic Country Cookin'

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