DESCRIPTION
The 2017 ‘Noah’ is a single vineyard Malbec from Stonegaze Vineyard.

VINEYARD
Situated one hundred and thirty metres above sea level, the vineyard is uniquely placed to receive cooling sea breezes from both the east and west. The site orientation is north/south with vine spacing at 1.5m and row width of 2.5m. The soil profile is a classic example of the well-drained gravelly soil famed in the region. Extensive granite gneiss rocks are present on site which adds to the mineral complexity available to the vines.

WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTE
Complex aromas dark plum fruit with hints of bright violets, fruit spice & chocolate.
A full-bodied wine comprising a core of vibrant sweet red & black berry fruit. Nice fleshy rounded mid palate with integrated fine grain tannins & bursting with flavor. Great length & a sweet tobacco finish.

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS
The lovely purple berries were hand harvest in the cool of the morning for crushing. Fermented on skins for 14 days with light hand plunging. Once dry, basket pressed to seasoned French oak for malolactic fermentation & maturation. Simply racked blended & hand bottled with minimal sulphur.

FOOD
Best served with leaner meats, fish (i.e. salmon), blue and other pungent soft cheeses.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Sub Region: Yallingup
Contract Winemaker: Josephine Perry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Baume at Harvest: 13
TA: 6.5g/L
pH: 3.63
Harvest Date: 31 March 2017
Bottling Date: 18 May 2018
Closure: Grade 1 natural cork and all bottles are wax sealed by hand
Bottle Type: Bordeaux Renaissance Cork Cannelle
Bottle No: Only 500 bottles produced and all bottles are individually numbered