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Single Vineyard Malbec 2015

R 159.00

SAWi-PlatinumA rich, deep, voluptous Malbec from the Cape Winelands.

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Tasting Notes

Intense dark purple with black cherry, a hint of eucalytus and mint and to the fore with fynbos and a touch of sandal wood. The palate shows freshness and youth with juicy fruit, good structure and soft, well integrated tannins.


Winemaker's Notes

Malbec ripens quite early yielding superior quality fruit with good analysis. The grapes were hand picked and whole bunch sorted over a week, extracting colour and aromas early. A slow fermentation to start, as well as extended time on the skins, further enhanced wine quality. The grapes were pressed at -2° Balling and matured in 40% new French oak barrels for 12 months.


Analysis

Varietal: Malbec
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.48
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Serve with roast leg of lamb, also great with matured cheese and preserves.


Chef's Special

Springbok fillet cooked in a Malbec reduction.


SAWI Rating: 95 Points

Awards

  • Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Malbec 2015: Double Platinum, National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
  • Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Malbec 2015: Top 100 winner, National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2014: Best Single Vineyard Wine – SA Terroir Wine Awards 2016
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2014: Top 20 SA Wines for 2016 and best Malbec over 10 years – SAWi
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2014: National Winner – SA Terroir Wine Awards 2016
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2011: Silver – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010: National Winner – SA Terroir Wine Awards 2012
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010: Best Value – Top 100 SA Wines 2012
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010: Top 100 Winner – Top 100 SA Wines 2012
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2009: 31⁄2 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2012
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2009: Gold – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2009: National Winner – SA Terroir Wine Awards 2011
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2009: Gold – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2010
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2008: 4 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2011
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2008: Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007: 3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2010
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007: Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007: Double Gold – Tri Nations 2009
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007: Double Gold – Michelangelo Wine Awards 2009
  • Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007: National Winner – SA Terroir Wine Awards 2009

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