Single Vineyard

Single Vineyard Malbec 2022

R 315.00

Tasting Notes

Intense garnet to dark purple in colour with vibrant aromas of violets, cocoa,and blackcurrant. The palate shows richness and roundness, with flavors of blackberries and plums.

Winemaker's Notes

Situated on a semi-alluvial riverbed, with deep, mineral rich soils, this Malbecvineyard experiences slow and even ripening. As a result, it produces top-tierfruit characterized by impeccable equilibrium and a delightful, lively inherentacidity. Following manual harvesting, the grapes undergo a meticulous week-long sorting process as whole clusters, before being gently crushed andseparated from stems, finally finding their place within a stainless-steel tank.

The primary extraction occurs through a two-day cold soak, succeeded by agradual fermentation process. The skins continue to interact with the liquidafter fermentation, enhancing the aromatic profile. Once the natural malolacticfermentation concludes, the grapes are gently pressed until dry. Subsequently,the wine matures for 12 months in 33% new French oak barrels, 33% 2nd,3rdand 4th fill French, Hungarian and American barrels and 34% in a concretetank. This maturation is followed by racking and bottling in May 2023.

Serving Suggestion

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


Varietal: 100% Malbec

ALC: 14.5% | pH: 3.55 | RS: 3.3 g/l | TA: 5.9 g/l


Awards

Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2007 Double Gold: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2009
Double Gold: Tri Nations 2009
National Winner: SA Terroir Wine Awards 2009
Gold: Decanter World Wine Awards
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2008 Gold: Decanter World Wine Awards
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2009 Gold: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2010
National Winner: SA Terroir Wine Awards 2011
Gold: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010 Top 100 winner: Top 100 SA Wines 2012
Best Value: Top 100 SA Wines 2012
National Winner: SA Terroir Wine Awards 2012
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2011 Silver: Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2014 Top 20 SA wines for 2016 and best Malbec over 10 years: SAWi
National Winner: SA Terroir Awards 2016
Best Single Vineyard Wine: SA Terroir Awards 2016
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2015 Double Platinum: National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
Top 100 winner: National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2016 90 Points: Tim Atkin Report 2018
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2017 91 Points: Tim Atkin Report 2019
Regional Winner: Terroir Awards 2019
Best wine in region: Quest for the best 2019
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2018 Double Platinum / Top 100 Winner: National Wine Challenge 2021 / Top 100 SA Wines
82.6 points: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021
Bronze 89 points: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
SAWI: Platinum
Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2020 91 points: Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
90 points: IWSC 2022
Double Gold: IWSC 2022
90 points, Top 10 Niche: Trophy Wine Awards 2022

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