Old Coach Road
Malbec Merlot Cabernet 2009
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 23.7°Brix (average over all 3 varieties)
Date of Harvest: Late April & May 2009
pH of Wine: 3.58
T.A of Wine: 6.1g/L
The Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The “soil” is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the newly established vines.
This soft, easy drinking wine is a blend of three classic varieties. The grape varietal parcels were harvested and fermented on their skins separately. Fermentation occurred over a three week period with punch downs occurring three times daily to help build up the core structure from which this wine would evolve. The wines were then aged separately in French and American oak barriques to impart sweet coconut and vanilla flavours alongside a spicy backbone.
The Old Coach Road Malbec Merlot Cabernet has an appealing warm and juicy nose. Ripe plum, cherry and currant notes on the nose and palate complement the fine grained spicy oak tannins.
Bottle Size: 750ml
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