2009 Decibel 'Single Vineyard' Hawkes Bay Malbec
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  • 1. Region:Hawke’s Bay, New ZealandViticulture:Hawke’s Bay lies on the east coast of the North Island of NewZealand. The region typically enjoys long, dry summers withmoderate cool nights allowing for optimal flavor developmenton the vine. This wine is a single vineyard Malbec grown in themicro region known as ‘The Triangle’. The vineyard lies on soilsformed over several thousand years by the changing course ofthe Ngaruroro River which left behind gravely, free-drainingsoils along with patches of silt and loam.Vinification:The wine was fermented in a unique fashion using upright FrenchOak barrels which allowed early oak integration and confectionof heat giving excellent extraction of soft tannins. 4 differentselective yeasts and one indigenous yeast ferment were used toallow for a unique blending of flavors and aromas. The wine wasaged in American oak for an additional 12 months. The winewas then bottled, unfiltered, by hand under natural cork toallow for additional development while aging.Technical Information:Alc 12.7% v/vTA 8.85pH 3.43Tasting Notes:This 100% Malbec is distinctly New Zealand in style. It hasbright fruit and floral notes on the nose with hints of vanilla.The palate is delicate and subtle with spiced rasberries and darkfruit reflecting another great vintage for Hawkes Bay in 2009.The wine was made to enjoy fairly young but will age well up to10 years in the bottle.Food Pairings:Roasted vegetablesGrilled steakRack of Lamb For more information please visit www.vitisdivine.com