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Neethlingshof Malbec 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
De Wet Viljoen
Main Variety
Malbec
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.39 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
2.0 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark ruby.
Aroma: Floral and violet fragrances interwoven with oak, spice and dark chocolate.
Taste: Rich and full with plum and berry flavours, supported by soft tannins.


Ageing Potential

The wine is ready to drink now but will mature for a further 5 years.


Blend Information

100% Malbec

Food Suggestions

A delicious all-rounder that will partner both red and white meat dishes such as garlic and rosemary roast chicken and Beef Wellington, as well as pasta and soft cheeses.


In The Vineyard

The vineyards
The Malbec vineyards, established in Tukulu and Villafonté soils, are located on a westerly slope between 120m and 150m above sea level. The vines were planted in 2003 and are trellised onto a seven-wire vertical hedge system and grafted onto Richter 110 rootstock. They receive supplementary irrigation through a drip system only when necessary.

Viticulturist: Hannes van Zyl


In The Cellar

After crushing, the juice remained on the skins for 24 hours. Fermentation took place in rotation tanks between 27°C to 29°C and was completed in small barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in oak casks.


Other Vintages

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Neethlingshof Malbec 2009 De Wet Viljoen Malbec
Neethlingshof Malbec 2008 De Wet Viljoen Malbec

Additional Information

The Neethlingshof estate in Stellenbosch takes its name from its 19th century owner, Marthinus Laurentius Neethling, who served as mayor of Stellenbosch and was also a member of the Cape Parliament.

A member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, acknowledged for its protection of indigenous habitat, the 378 ha winery has set aside 127 ha for conservation. It cultivates both red and white varietals, with the bias marginally in favour of whites. The major red varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec and Pinotage. The predominant soil types found on the farm are Oakleaf and Tukulu.

CONTACT DETAILS

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

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