SSV Pella Oukliprant Malbec 2018
Hand-harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Riddled with ancient stone artefacts, this Single Vineyard flourishes side by side with Acheulean tools, dating back over 40,000 -100,000 years ago; that is where the name ‘Oukliprant’ is derived from, meaning ‘old stone ridge’. East-facing slope. Yielding 4 tons/h. The vineyard benefits from a cool microclimate, with deep, weathered granite soils. Harvested periodically to ensure fermentation occurs on skins with a ripe tannin structure. Cold soak for 8 days at 9°C and fermented at low temperatures. Manual punch downs are carried out daily until fermented dry. Manual Basket press is used. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES: Layers of black cherry, pomegranate and plum, enhanced by a soft, velvety texture, with gamey and cocoa undertones.