Pella

Oukliprant Malbec

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Sold by: Super Single Vineyards

R 190

Ready to ship   available X 18 Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2014


Cultivar:

100% Malbec

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13.93% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.3
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8+ years
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Layers of black cherry, pomegranate and plum, enhanced by a soft , velvety texture, with gamey and cocoa undertones.

Black Cherry
Black Cherry

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

Plum
Plum

Pomegranate
Pomegranate

The name Pella means “place of gathering” which refers to the union of terroir and vines. When I started my search for exceptional single vineyards right through the Western Cape many years ago, there were several factors I had to keep in mind, e.g. the right variety for the right slope, bush vines versus trellised, depth of the soil, clay content, microclimate, age of the vines and equilibrium of the vineyard. All of these are factors that are crucial to the quality of the wine in the end. My search for coastal vineyards was all about perfect equilibrium. I looked for older vines with minimum vegetative growth, therefore a good balance. “The age of a vine in itself does not guarantee quality wine; it must still be planted in the right soil. The soil is crucial. It must be well drained with a high clay content to ensure a steady, but moderate water supply during the hot summer months of the Cape.”

Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Riddled with ancient stone artefacts, these vineyards flourish side by side with Acheulean tools, dating back over 40,000 years ago; That is where the name ‘Oukliprant’ is derived from, meaning ‘old stone ridge’. East-facing slope. Yielding 4.5 tons/h. Vineyard benefits from a cool microclimate, with deep, weathered granite soils. Harvested periodically to ensure fermentation occurs on skins with a ripe tannin structure.

Cold soak for ten days at 9’C and fermented at low temperatures . Manual punch downs are carried out on a daily basis until fermented dry. Manual Basket press is used.

Aged for 14 months in predominately French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Beef, Cured Meats, Duck, Lamb, Ostrich

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