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Wine Details
Richard Painter, Winemaker walks down a row of vines with his constant companion dog - Sam

Malbec 2017

Hawkes Bay
  • 75cl bottle

Down a dark alleyway the brooding and intense characters of blackberry and liquorice meet the heroically proportioned mass of dark chocolate draped in smooth, fine velvet.

Vineyards

The Left Field Malbec is grown on the Te Awa vineyard located in the Gimblett Gravels.

Vintage

The 2017 Hawkes Bay summer was hot and dry but rain and cooler weather over harvest meant the grapes were picked with freshness and low potential alcohols.

Winemaking

The 2017 Leftfield Malbec is an exploration of a lighter and fresher style of Malbec; juicy and inviting. After picking in the cool of the morning, the grapes were gently processed to open top fermenters for fermentation. The young wine then went to barrel for 18 months in a mix of French and American oak before blending and bottling.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Imbibe on its own or devour with a rare cut of beef.