2019 Bellefontaine Malbec

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2019 Bellefontaine Malbec

A fresh take on Malbec, from the reaches of the of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc, rather than the Andes of Argentina.

Tasting Notes 

Bright blueberry fruit that develops to reveal an intriguing bitter-sweet character of blackcurrant leaf. Fine red fruits fill the palate; with raspberries and a touch of dark chocolate on the finish. 

Production

Malbec has a long history in the Languedoc and has traditionally been used in blends. We have decided not to blend, but to offer this Malbec as a stand-alone, a wine to appreciate for its difference. One of the great advantages of the region is the ideal climatic conditions: long hot days followed by cool nights allow for longer, slower ripening of the grapes. Thereby providing lots of ripeness and soft tannins, but with necessary acidity. Here it has been allowed to shine, fermented on its own in stainless steel for maximum red and black fruit flavours.

        Specifications

        Year 2019
        Bottle Size 750ml
        Cultivar 100% Malbec
        Country France
        Alcohol content
        13.5% alc vol 
        Units of alcohol per bottle 9.8 units
        Type Red Wine
        Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
        Food Matches
        Match with seared beef, lamb chops, or rich chilli con carne.
        Allergy Information Contains sulfites
        Origin Aude, France
        Appellation
        IGP Pays D'oc