Our small batch of 2020 malbec was super special, so we decided to bottle it by itself! The name Le Puissant is the French translation for The Powerful One. It’s power and strength comes about due it’s incredibly deep, inky purple colour, gravelly textured tannins and lovely dark berry, cherry, pomegranate and earthy flavours.
We ferment our malbec in the same way as our shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in an open topped fermenter. Once the ferment was complete, it was pressed off through our basket press then matured for 2 years in a mix of new to older french oak barrels.
This malbec is a complex and intense wine with aromas of blackberries, pomegranates, raspberries, ripe mulberries, and dark chocolate, with a lifted floral character similar to violets. Complex flavours of blackberries, dark cherries and ripe plums unfold on the palate, complemented by gravelly textured tannins. This wine is approachable now and will cellar well for the next 8-10 years, or perhaps longer!