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Orientation: South, south-west.
Soil: Pebbled sandstone terraces.

Grape variety

MALBEC 100 %
Vineyards are 20 years old.
Yield: 40 Hl/Ha


Harvest: By hand at full ripeness followed by immediate stomping by foot.
Fermentation, maceration & pumping over: 22 – 25°C for approximately 2 weeks.
Ageing: 6 months in French oak barrels.
Note: A wine for the cellar, it will continue to evolve in the bottle.

Tasting notes

Colour: Deep red with purple hues.
Nose & Palate: Spicy and smoky, ripe red and black berries (cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry). A hint of cocoa and liquorice.
Tannins: Noticeably present but fine and smooth.
A wine with plenty of character balancing freshness with richness.


Ideal with red meat and game.
Serve between 16°C – 18°C
A sentimental wine and conversation starter to be savoured with family and friends.

Following the black frost in spring 2021, the estate lost 80% of the crop. Even where there were grapes there often weren’t enough for machine harvesting. As a united team and joined by friends, we shared an unforgettable moment of joy and compassion to handpick and stomp the grapes by foot.