Stellekaya

Stellekaya Malbec 2018, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Regular price $36.99
STELLEKAYA IS A FAMILY OWNED BOUTIQUE WINERY, THAT HAND CRAFTS RED WINE FROM CAREFULLY SELECTED VINEYARDS IN THE STELLENBOSCH REGION.
STELLEKAYA MALBEC 2018
Inspired by the giant red star Enif in the nose of the constellation Pegasus.
VINEYARD NOTES
Site:                                       North of Stellenbosch
Altitude:                                180 metres
Soil Type:                               Tukulu (decomposed granite)
Age of Vines:                         9 years
Irrigation:                              Drip Irrigation

HARVEST NOTES
Grapes were handpicked at full ripeness in February 2018.  The yield was approximately 1 ton per ha.
CELLAR NOTES
Must treatment                    Cold maceration for 3 days
Fermentation:                       Open micro fermenters
Pressing:                               Basket Pressed
Malolactic fermentation:      In the barrels
Maturation:                          27 months in French Oak 
Bottled:                                July 2019
Production:                          1070 litres
TASTING NOTES
Rich, ruby in colour with an inviting nose of vibrant red and black currants, freshly picked strawberries and spice.  Layered and smooth with a balanced tannin structure and deep fruit flavours that is beautifully lifted by a floral perfume.  Succulent and spicy on finish.
FOOD NOTES
Pairs well with beef empanadas, smoky cured beef, even a great spaghetti bolognese.
AGEING POTENTIAL
8-10 years
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Alc:                                       14.47% vol
PH:                                        3.4
Rs:                                         1.5 g/l
TA:                                         6.2 g/l
Appelation:                           Stellenbosch