Malbec is originally a Bordeaux variety that is often used as part of the Bordeaux blend, is now grown all over the world. Although Malbec is used less in Bordeaux today, it is the primary variety in Cahors, France where it is locally known as Côt and produces dark and bold wines. Malbec, originally from France, is most well known now for being the key red variety in Argentina, where it grows in Mendoza at the foothills of the Andes. In the past Steve has grown a number of varieties to test their suitability to our Granton Estate. We are lucky enough to have a few rows of Malbec planted here in Tasmania.
Our Deep Valley Malbec 2021 is a single vineyard wine. Although our vineyard is in a cooler climate than Cahors and Mendoza our northerly aspect and proximity to the Derwent River allows us to consistently ripen grapes in Australia's coolest climate!
The Deep Valley Malbec 2021 is unfiltered and spends time in French oak barrels to ensure well integrated oak and softer tannins. A softer wine than its French and Argentinian counterparts however it boasts an aromatic nose with weight and power on the palate. There are notes of red plum, blackcurrant and black cherry. Black pepper, dried herbs and liquorice also feature. The palate is savoury with a harmonious blend of spices that include cinnamon and clove. A great match with chargrilled lamb ribs! The wine is drinking well now however, it will benefit from further cellaring. Cellaring potential 8+ years.
We are fortunate to produce and release this unique wine however, these releases are always limited in quantity due to small production. To secure the new Deep Valley Malbec 2021 please follow the link below.