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2020 Birdhouse Malbec

$35.00
2020 Birdhouse Malbec

2020 Birdhouse Malbec

$35.00
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COLOUR  Deep garnet with a ruby hue.

NOSE  Spiced mulberries, oak spice & subtle aromas of violets.

PALATE  Loaded with plum, cherry & blueberry flavours. Firm structural tannins & spiced cedar notes carry this luscious palate to a long, fresh finish.

WINEMAKING  Fruit was harvested when flavour, tannin & acid were all in balance. Fruit was fermented before being pressed off into tank, settled then transferred to French oak barrels. Careful barrel selection brought together rich fruit, firm tannins & a tight acidity to come together beautifully, producing a Malbec of great structural integrity & one that will reward careful cellaring.

VINTAGE NOTES  2020 was a warm and dry vintage, however a wetter than average Winter set us up well for this. The growing season started off with a warm Spring followed by a hot Summer. We did have one significant rain event late February which slowed down the reds & allowed for ripening of tannin and flavour to catch up with sugars. The warm & dry conditions reduced disease pressure, this also resulted in ample marri blossom around the district which eased the bird pressure experienced in 2019. Yields were low across the board, but on the upside this resulted in excellent quality with concentration of flavour across all varieties.

Vegan friendly