Fabre Montmayou - Phebus - Mendoza Malbe
BLEND: 100% Malbec
OAK: No oak ALCOHOL: 14% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.2 g/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. Ruby red colour with violet shiny tones. This Malbec has a fresh nose of black cherries and liquorice. It has a good structure , is rich on the palate, bursting with spicy red and dark fruits. Perfect with roast lamb, grilled steak, game and vegetable risotto.
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 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 at the end of March by hand into small trays of 20kg to prevent damage. Cold maceration takes for 5 days followed by fermentation in temperature controlled tanks at 26-28° with 4 pump overs per day.