2019 Georges Malbec

2019 Georges Malbec

Malbec is one of Clare Valley’s truly cherished red grape varieties. The region boasts Australia’s most significant plantings, its specific climate and geographic conditions promoting wines of great distinction.

Often included to enhance red blends, our Bass Hill Vineyard produces fruit of such finesse that it deserves to be seen in its single varietal glory as well. This fruit-forward and full-bodied wine is the underdog of wine varietals.

Fragrant to begin, with floral notes and attractive mocha characters, juicy crimson fruits give our Malbec a freshness and midweight elegance that is immensely drinkable.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Eye-popping royal purple

Aroma

Attractive floral top notes of violet and lavender over crushed plum

Palate

Crimson to darker fruit flavours, mulberry and blackberry with the floral aromatics first detected also revealing a subtle regional suggestion of mint, olive and mocha, the latter an influence of clever maturation in 40% new, quality French barriques. Now drinking with delicious ease and elegance, yet with an underlying drive and intensity that will ensure ongoing pleasures for 5-10 years.

Technical Details

Harvested

12th March, 2019

Bottled

December 2020

Closure

Screw cap

Alcohol

14.0

pH

3.41

TA

5.92