Linton Park Café Malbec 2017

Linton Park Café Malbec 2017

Maiden vintage release. This 100% Estate Single Vineyard Malbec has been meticulously shaped by our winemaker to offer a richly textured and well-integrated exciting wine. Plum and raspberry aromas and flavours with sweet spice and quince notes fuse on a medium bodied mouthfeel. Elegant mocha and chocolate flavours linger on the aftertaste. The Café Malbec is a world first – estate grown individual varietal wine from a single vineyard block uniquely vinified as a Linton Park specialty.

variety : Malbec [ Malbec ]
winemaker : JG Auret
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Singularity, heritage, innovation, variety and commitment come together seamlessly with each Linton Park vintage. The Linton Legacy was bestowed upon the historic De Slange Rivier farm in 1995 with its purchase by a London based multinational sustainability-driven group. Almost 300 years after its 1699 creation, our hidden Cape gem was interwoven into the prestigious portfolio and rich tapestry of Camellia Plc.

in the vineyard : In the Vineyard (tendered by Rudolf Jansen van Vuuren)
Our Malbec vines have an average age of 4 years and flourish on the decomposed high mineral granite Oakleaf soil, with Glenrosa and Tukulu sub soil formations. In one specific block the granitic outcrops are clearly visible and charmingly change colour as the light reflects off them. The trellised vines are gently managed for low yields of exceptional flavour. When required, controlled irrigation is undertaken to sustain the vines.

in the cellar : In the Cellar (guided by J.G. Auret)
The grapes were harvested by hand, de-stemmed and then crushed to release the grape juice. Skin contact was undertaken with temperature controlled fermentation. The wine was nurtured with particular French oak, selected for its mocha elements which complement the wine. Before bottling and labelling at the Estate the wine was stabilised and filtered.

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