2018 Analog - Malivoire Wine Company
Exotically scented of cherry compote, raspberry, blackcurrant, sweet pepper, cassis and cigar box.
The mouth feel is bright, nimble and medium-weight, and flavours display cherry, strawberry, blueberry, plum, sweet pepper and a mineral underlay.
Grapes from three blocks were hand-picked; pinot noir from the Mottiar Vineyard September 14th, gamay from the Wismer Foxcroft property October 11th and cabernet franc from the Wismer Homestead site October 17th.
The pinot noir fermented in concrete with a 25% addition of whole clusters, while the gamay and cabernet franc were entirely whole cluster fermented. Once pressed, each wine was transferred to five to seven-year-old 300 Litre French oak puncheons for malo-lactic fermentation and ageing. A 4.5% portion of the cabernet franc aged in a ceramic orb.
At the time of bottling, alcohol was measured at 12.1%; residual sugar at 0.15 grams per Litre and titratable acidity, 5.3 grams per litre and pH: 3.63.