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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

2018 Estate Malbec

2018 Estate Malbec

Vineyard Coquelicot Organic Estate Vineyard, CCOF Certified Organic

AVA               Los Olivos District

Soil Series           Positas fine sandy loam

Clone              4

Harvested Hand harvested September 29, October 6, 17, 2017

Brix                    21.2 avg

pH                      3.41 avg

Yeast              Native Yeast

Élevage            20 months neutral French oak, unfiltered

Alcohol              13.7%

Bottled             July 2019

Released November 2019

Production        280 cases

Fermentation      The grapes were destemmed into two ton open top fermenters without sulfur. Native primary fermentation began within four days. The wine was pumped over twice daily for first week then decreased to once daily.  Upon completion of primary fermentation (14 days) the wine was pressed to tank then racked to barrel after settling overnight. Aged in neutral French oak 20 months in neutral French oak. Bottled unfiltered. 

Tasting Note     Aromas of cherry and blackberry. On the palate the red plum and berry with a mouthwatering soft tannin structure. Great midpalate followed by a lengthy finish.


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