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Red Rock Malbec Reserve 2013

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Our Red Rock Mendoza Malbec exhibits the hallmarks of Argentine Malbec, with its subtle spicy and floral notes. Flavors of dark fruit create an underlying jamminess, giving this wine a mouth-filling texture that extends into a smooth, fruit-driven finish. Viticulture Notes: The 2013 vintage in Mendoza began with a cooler growing season that led to in wines with heightened acidity, lower sugar levels and intense aromatics. Harvest was delayed about a week due to the cooler weather, and as a result, the yields in Mendoza were up for the first time in three years. With excellent acidity and tannins, the wines of 2013 produced from Mendoza grapes will offer an enjoyable taste now or after years of aging. Winemaking Notes: The grapes for our Mendoza Malbec were hand-selected before destemming and crushing. Fermentation occurred in upright conical tanks for one week at a maximum temperature of 83°F. To encourage optimal color and flavor extraction, the grapes were left in contact with the skins for up to 15 days, and frequent pump-overs were employed. Following primary fermentation, all lots completed malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and create a more robust texture. - Winery Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.73 Alcohol Level: 13.9%

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Red Rock Winery:
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse.

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External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/02/2015

Our Red Rock Mendoza Malbec exhibits the hallmarks of Argentine Malbec, with its subtle spicy and floral notes. Flavors of dark fruit create an underlying jamminess, giving this wine a mouth-filling texture that extends into a smooth, fruit-driven finish. Viticulture Notes: The 2013 vintage in Mendoza began with a cooler growing season that led to in wines with heightened acidity, lower sugar levels and intense aromatics. Harvest was delayed about a week due to the cooler weather, and as a result, the yields in Mendoza were up for the first time in three years. With excellent acidity and tannins, the wines of 2013 produced from Mendoza grapes will offer an enjoyable taste now or after years of aging. Winemaking Notes: The grapes for our Mendoza Malbec were hand-selected before destemming and crushing. Fermentation occurred in upright conical tanks for one week at a maximum temperature of 83°F. To encourage optimal color and flavor extraction, the grapes were left in contact with the skins for up to 15 days, and frequent pump-overs were employed. Following primary fermentation, all lots completed malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel and create a more robust texture. - Winery Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.73 Alcohol Level: 13.9%



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