2017 VDF 'Jardin de la Maison Neuve'
100% Côt (Malbec). 20% whole bunch, short maceration in fibreglass, then aged in old barrels for 12 months. No fining or filtration. Zero SO2.
Inky purple colour. This is so atypical to your regular Malbec. Potentially the most expressive of all the reds, it has an intense nose that sucks you into its vortex of violets, dark wild berries and minerals. Though the wine has depth of colour and flavour, it remains very fresh and vibrant. It is the darkest of the reds, but never heavy - it buzzes with energy. The mid palate is plush, with purple berries, dark chocolate and very fine tannins. After time, there is a dark mineral vein that runs through it, very fine in detail. It's juicy with tension, and the refreshing acidity makes your mouth water. A seductive wine that will continue to lure you in for more. It begs for food, and once you start, you won't be able to stop.