Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec Size: 75cl
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PRODUCER: Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183 hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.
WINEMAKING: Harvested early in the morning. The berries were crushed into and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation temperature at 24 – 26°C. Combined pumping over and aerated racking ensured good extraction and color stabilization. Fermented till dry on the skins, the wine was racked to French barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation lasted approximately 6 weeks after which the wine was racked and barreled. Maturation period of 14 months.
TASTING NOTE: On the nose raspberry and plums with undertones of tobacco with hints of vanilla on the palate followed with supple tannins. Enjoy this wine with fine meat dishes like, duck breast and maple syrup, pork and honey mustard, and of course good company.