Fabre Montmayou - Phebus - Mendoza Malbec Rosé
BLEND: 100% Malbec
OAK: No oak
ALCOHOL: 12.5% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.4g/l
OTHER: Suitable for Vegans
Mendoza has an enviable array of grape varieties, many of which are planted at high altitudes. The long summers mean the wines have wonderfully pure tasting fruit, and this wine is a great example of this. Produced by award-winning winemaker Hervé Joyaux Fabre, this Phebus Malbec Rosé is made to capture the beautiful purity of the grapes and get as much of that flavour as possible into the bottle. Produced as a traditional rosé, it is crisp and fruity, with vibrant and refreshing red berry flavours and enough body to be drunk all year round.
VINEYARDS & VITICULTURE The soils in our vineyards are ideal for grape growing with clay loam and have very good permeability. The vines grown in the foothills of mountain ranges, more than 950m above sea level. The vines are 15 years old on average with yields of 60hl/ha. Our Phebus Malbec Rosé vines come from high-quality massal- selected vineyards. Our vineyards use low frequency irrigation for controlling vigour and sun exposure to produce high-quality grapes.
WINEMAKING The grapes are harvested late February to March by hand into small trays of 20kg to prevent damage and then meticulously sorted in order to select the best grapes for this wine. 80% of the grapes are macerated on their skins for 8 hours, 20% of grapes undergo carbonic maceration. Fermentation takes place over 20 days with selected yeasts at controlled temperature of 14-16°.