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Soldier's Block Malbec

Soldier's Block Malbec

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Made by Boutinot is more than just our vineyards and cellars in France, Italy and England. It's our longstanding relationships with hundreds of winegrowers around the world. People in places like Australia, Argentina and the USA. We craft our wines by both vinifying fruit from our own vineyards, and by selecting and blending wine from partner growers. Our dedicated product managers (including two Masters of Wine) work hand in hand with our experienced and highly talented winemakers and blenders. Together they bring our winemaking philosophy to life. It's their mission to ensure all Made by Boutinot wines are crafted to taste the way a Boutinot wine should. Never losing sight of our vision to create high quality wines at every price point.

Vinification
All the Malbec fruit comes from an estate in the Swan Hill region where there are 5 hectares of Malbec (approximately 12.5 acres which produces 90 tonnes of fruit per vintage). The Malbec are on their own roots and were planted in 2000. With the age of the vines and the harsh growing conditions, the Malbec vines are less vigorous which leads to a more intense colour and flavour. The vines are trained on a two wire vertical trellis, drip irrigation and minimum fertilisation. All the vines are machine harvested at night between mid to late March and grown on red sandy loam soil with limestone clay base. Climate is Mediterranean with summer temperatures between 30 and 40°C. Total vineyard area is 1250 acres. Once the grapes have been crushed pressed and sent to the fermenter, the winery then pumps over 4 times a day. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks at 25°C for three weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place over 4 weeks. 50% of the blend is aged in French and American oak barriques for 3 months.

Tasting Notes Dark aromatic Malbec for the soul. This is darkly appealing, chocolately Malbec with an abundance of crisp, minerally fruit and Morello cherry compote.

Great with rich and hearty food. Try me with a rich casserole or roasted Mediterranean vegetables.

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