Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Malbec 2021
A robust and characterful Malbec with generous, juicy, dark berry fruit, lifted violet floral notes complimented by subtle oak delivering notes of cedar, cacao and warm spice. The palate is full bodied with exceptional mid palate richness. This opulence is balanced with voluminous, fine-grained tannins that bring definition and length to the wine. While approachable now, this wine will age positively for at least 15 years if carefully cellared.
“Terroir is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the flavour of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate a unique character related to those individual sites. Differences in soil, slope, altitude, and shelter can subtly or dramatically alter the resulting wine, even over distances of a few metres. The very best sites growing well suited varieties, will produce wines that stand out amongst their peers. Wines of recognisable personality, presence, and above all, quality. Church Road 1 is a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the terroir of our best vineyards.”
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker