Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Dr Rod Malbec

Wine Name

TW Dr Rod Malbec 2010

Vintage 2010
Release Price $25.00
Release Date April 2012
Harvest Date 31/03/2010
Bottling Date 23 August 2011
Grape Variety Malbec
Region Gisborne
Description Inky deep purple, with aromas of dehydrated cranberries, pink peppercorns and sweet tamarillo chutney, this wine is a flavour explosion. The rich, velvety palate gives wonderfully intense flavours of blackcurrant, liquorice and mixed spice. These flavours linger long after your wine has joined your food.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Inky deep purple, the intensity of this wine’s colour hints at the intensity of aromas and flavours to come. Aromas of dehydrated cranberries, pink peppercorns and sweet tamarillo chutney introduce flavours of ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and mixed spice. The palate is rich and velvety, ensuring that these flavours linger well after your wine has joined your food.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation After a wonderful summer, the grapes for this wine were carefully hand harvested and detsemmed to one small open top fermenter where it was inoculated with yeast specific for Malbec, to maximise this variety’s inherent spice and complexity. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily and once dry, the wine was pressed and briefly settled before being transferred to American oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After 15 months maturation, this wine needed no extra fining to enhance it before being filtered and botted.
pH 3.84

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Residual Sugar

1g/L

Total Acidity

5.325g/L

Brix at Harvest

23.3
Cellaring Recommendation This wine shows good tannin structure and should age for at least 5 years.

Food Match

Wonderful with succulent beef and gamey venison or with your favourite strong cheeses. Perfect with rich tomato, anchovy and black olive based Italian dishes too!

 

 

Wine Name

TW Dr Rod Malbec 2010

Vintage 2010
Harvest Date 31 March 2010
Bottling Date 23 August 2011
Grape Variety Malbec
Region Gisborne
Description Inky deep purple, with aromas of dehydrated cranberries, pink peppercorns and sweet tamarillo chutney, this wine is a flavour explosion. The rich, velvety palate gives wonderfully intense flavours of blackcurrant, liquorice and mixed spice. These flavours linger long after your wine has joined your food.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Inky deep purple, the intensity of this wine’s colour hints at the intensity of aromas and flavours to come. Aromas of dehydrated cranberries, pink peppercorns and sweet tamarillo chutney introduce flavours of ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and mixed spice. The palate is rich and velvety, ensuring that these flavours linger well after your wine has joined your food.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation After a wonderful summer, the grapes for this wine were carefully hand harvested and detsemmed to one small open top fermenter where it was inoculated with yeast specific for Malbec, to maximise this variety’s inherent spice and complexity. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily and once dry, the wine was pressed and briefly settled before being transferred to American oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After 15 months maturation, this wine needed no extra fining to enhance it before being filtered and botted.
pH 3.84

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Residual Sugar

1g/L

Total Acidity

5.325g/L

Brix at Harvest

23.3
Cellaring Recommendation This wine shows good tannin structure and should age for at least 5 years.

Food Match

Wonderful with succulent beef and gamey venison or with your favourite strong cheeses. Perfect with rich tomato, anchovy and black olive based Italian dishes too!