CARPE DIEM MALBEC RESERVE 2019

R230.00

When owners, David & Sue Sonnenberg, decided to start a wine business on their family farm, after the age of 50, they were truly ‘seizing the day’.
Our Carpe Diem range is this dream of making world class, innovative wines from Wellington, reflected.

A decadent blend of berries and plums, yielding to subtle liquorice and cherry tobacco aromas followed by lively and finely structured tannin.

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Description

Download the tasting note for the Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec 2019

VINTAGE: 2019


CULTIVAR: 100% Malbec


WINE OF ORIGIN: Western Cape


HARVEST DATE: February 2019


YIELD: 6 ton/ha


VINIFICATION
Harvested early in the morning. The berries were crushed into and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation temperature at 24 – 26°C. Combined pumping over and aerated racking ensured good extraction and colour stabilisation. Fermented till dry on the skins, the wine was racked to French barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation lasted approximately 6 weeks after which the wine was racked and barreled. Maturation period of 14 months.

TASTING NOTES
A decadent blend of berries and plums, yielding to subtle liquorice and cherry tobacco aromas followed by lively and finely structured tannin.

FOOD PAIRING
Malbec has softer tannins compared to some of its red counterparts, which means it goes well with lean cuts of meat like flank, sirloin and skirt steak. For an extra decadent delight, sit back in your favourite chair, with the crackling fire next to you and break off a piece of an indulgent dark chocolate while sipping on this wine.

ANALYSIS
ALC:14% | TA:5.7g/l | pH:3.50 | RS:2.6g/l