2017 Reserve Orange Malbec
SOLD OUT! The 2017 Reserve Orange Malbec has now sold out and the 2018 vintage will be released in August 2019, and Reserve Members will receive first preference and early access. Please contact cellar door for more information on release dates, reserve membership or the release of back vintages.
Vintage | Cool, slow ripening, picked mid-April.
Vineyard | Cool climate, high altitude vineyards of Orange, NSW.
Bouquet | Violets, mulberry and dark cherry aromas.
Palate | Rich, fruit driven with light spice, vanilla and anise.
Alcohol | 13.6%
Cellaring | 7+ years, keep away from strong light, at a cool, constant temperature <15°.
Winemaking | Phenological ripeness at moderate sugar levels, cold soaked, fermented on skins for 7 days, with a combination of new and old French oak for 12 months.
Trophy | Best Single Red Varietal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018
Trophy | Best Organic/Biodynamic Wine - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018
Trophy | Best Organic Wine - New South Wales Wine Awards 2018
Trophy | Best Other Red Varietal - New South Wales Wine Awards 2018
Trophy | Best Other Single Red Varietal - Australian Highlands Wine Show 2018
Trophy | Best Alternate Red Varietal - Orange Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal | Top Gold & 97 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal | Top Gold & 95 Points - Australian Highlands Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal | Top Gold & 95 Points - International Organic Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal | Top Gold - Orange Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - New South Wales Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2018
Silver Medal & 90 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018
Silver Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2018
Bronze Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show 2018
5 / 5 Stars - Annual Winestate Magazine Emerging Varietals Show 2018