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THE LISTENING STATION MALBEC

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A fantastic wine at a fantastic price. Well packaged too.

Victoria, South East Australia
2016
14% ABV
100% Malbec
75cl

£7.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting Notes:

Another black aromatic Malbec under this dark, starry label. Once again inspired by the Australian night, this is darkly appealing, chocolately Malbec with an abundance of crisp, minerally fruit.

About the wine:

All the Malbec fruit comes from an estate in Piangil where there are 5 hectares of Malbec (approximately 12.5 acres which produces 90 tonnes of fruit per vintage). The Malbec are on their own roots and were planted in 2000. With the age of the vines and the harsh growing conditions, the Malbec vines are less vigorous which leads to a more intense colour and flavour.

The vines are trained on a two wire vertical trellis, drip irrigation and minimum fertilisation. All the vines are machine harvested at night between mid to late March and grown on red sandy loam soil with limestone clay base. Climate is Mediterranean with summer temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees C.

Once the grapes have been crushed pressed and sent to the fermenter, the winery then pumps it over 4 times a day. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks at 25 degrees C for three weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place over 4 weeks. 50% of the blend is aged with French and American for 3 months.

About the producer:

The Listening Station Wines are named in honour of the few small listening and tracking stations throughout Western Australia used in the 1960's space race to keep continuous communication possible with the astronauts as they orbited the planet.

Food match:

Delicious with any kind of red meat, particulalry Spring Lamb and roast vegetables. 

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