MT. Vernon

Malbec

2014

type
red
style
dry
taste
cherry, plum
body
full

from vine, to bottle, to you


Soil

Diverse soils characterised primarily by Vilafonte and Kroonstad.

Climate

The Mediterranean climate of Klapmuts allows for warm, temperate summers and cold, wet winters. The growing season is characterised by warm, sunny days and constant cooling southerly sea breezes ensures optimal ripening with long 'hang time'.

Tasting Notes

Dark, magenta core with wide, bright rim. Very enticing ripe berry nose packed with mulberry and blackberry followed by attractive earthy and oaky notes. Deep, rich and full in the mouth where chocolate and ripe plum add to the complexity of ever developing flavours. Still fairly tightly packed with firm, grippy backbone of fine tannins. Good body packed with flavour.

Vinification

Grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness and carefully sorted upon arrival at the cellar. Thereafter, the grapes are destemmed and crushed and the resultant is fermented in stainless steel tanks for up to 21 days. Thereafter the wine is matured in French Oak barrels for 18 months, and after careful blending is lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

When to drink

This wine offers immediate drinking pleasure, but will reward with careful cellaring.

Pair with

Peking Duck

awards


Michelangelo International
Gold
Six Nations
Medal of Excellence
VERITAS Awards
Gold
VERITAS Awards
Silver
Michelangelo International
Gold
Decanter
Silver
China Wine and Spirits Awards
Gold
International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver Outstanding
VERITAS Awards
Gold

We are dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality, which capture the beauty of our estate’s terroir


Brendan Butler

Our philosophy is simple, to share our passion for great wine


John Hooper
winemaker
debbie hooper
main variety
100% malbec
alcohol
15 %vol
ph
3.47
rs
3.6 g/l
total acid
5.6 g/l
appellation
simonsberg paarl

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