Malbec is a great wine to have in the Grace Farm range to provide an early drinking red, which generally has much softer tannins than the powerfully structured cabernet sauvignon based wines.
Malbec is a deep purple wine variety that is characterised by fruit flavours of black cherry, plum and blueberry. In the Wilyabrup sub region we find that the wine finishes with a spicy character which shows through the medium bodied tannins. Due to the medium tannins, Malbec pairs well with leaner red meats such as pork, beef sirloin and venison.
Following the reception of our 2017 Malbec we decided to make another small run of this varietal due to all of the attributes above. 2018 is being hailed as an outstanding vintage. The harvest followed a mild summer with slowly ripened fruit which optimised flavour, acidity and skin tannins. The soft natural acidity makes the wine approachable now, but it will also reward careful cellaring for 5-10 years.
Members of the Friends of Grace Farm mailing list and Excelsa Wine Club can use their respective discount codes when purchasing this wine. Alternatively, you can sign up here.