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.
The Left Field Malbec is grown on the Te Awa vineyard located in the Gimblett Gravels.
The 2020 harvest conditions were ideal and the vintage is highly regarded.
Straight Malbec is a rarity from New Zealand. The Leftfield Malbec is a lighter style, with loads of fresh fruit flavours and Christmas cake spice. Once harvested, the fruit undergoes fermentation in open-top vats before the young wine is sent to French and American oak barrels (~15% new) to hang out for 10 months before blending and bottling.
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