Limietberg Exclusives

Doolhof Bloedklip Malbec 2020

The Limietberg Exclusives is a handful of rare wines, aiming to create a wine from each site, truly revealing of the specific terroir in a manner that honours its provenance, whilst optimizing expression. Bloedklip translated means Blood Stone. Our Malbec vineyard site, nestled high up against the Limietberg foothills is a red, extremely rocky portion of earth. This low yielding vineyard produces some of the most beautiful concentrated expressions of the Malbec variety; like drawing blood from stone…

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Tasting Notes

The nose of this wine is richly dense and savoury with hints of plum, black truffle and appears slightly rustic, almost reminiscent of an old world classic. The fruit remains pure and concentrated and follows through with well rounded and well balanced tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this wine is from the same vineyard as South Africas most awarded Malbec and in fact, a three barrel selection of new French oak 300 l barrels from our Single Vineyard Collection Malbec 2020.Grown on some of the best Hutton and Clovelly soils and parcells of shale base pockets. Picking happenswhen phenolic ripeness meets fresh flavours in the grapes to maintain a delicate balance and preservesfreshness. Fermentation happens in stainless steel with gentle pumpovers two to three times daily afterwhich pressing and MLF also occurs in stainless steel. The wine is racked after 12 months of ageing, then blending the three barrels and put back into the same three barrels for a further 6 months. The extended period of ageing , gives time for more concentration and aroma development as well as tannin integration to take place. which results in this special bottling.

Serving Suggestion

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

Varietal: 100% Malbec

ALC: 12.39% | pH: 3.4 | RS: 2.5 g/l | TA: 6 g/l


Top 10 Malbec in the World-2018 Vintage (Global Malbec Masters)

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