Malbec As A Stand-Alone Variety? You Bet! Dry And Full-Bodied, Malbec Pairs Well With Food And Is Known For Its Plump, Dark Fruit Flavours And Smoky Finish.
The cool climate of Western Australia’s Great Southern region has proven the perfect growing conditions for this vibrant, emerging varietal.
With a similar weight to Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon, yet plush and fruit driven, Malbec is rapidly becoming a mainstream favourite. Ferngrove has championed this variety, with the Black Label Malbec awarded six Trophies and twelve Gold medals over the past three vintages.
What’s It Like/Tasting Notes
Appearance: Dark and inky red with a youthful violet hue.
Nose: Seductive aromas of blackberry, dark plums, spice and fennel.
Palate: This wine has all the characteristics of Malbec. The palate is deep and alluring with mulberry, dark plums with a hint of mocha oak spice and fennel. The wine is complemented by a long and fine tannin finish.
The robust structure and higher tannins of Malbec matches perfectly with flavoursome dishes of duck or beef.
Did You Know/Quick Facts
The Great Southern region’s warm days and cool nights leads to grapes producing natural acidity and ripening evenly and slowly over an extended period.
The gravelly, lean soil at our Great Southern vineyard allows the water to drain rapidly, causing the vines to work harder, thereby bringing about fruit intensity and structure that make Malbec from this area so unique.
“I have always felt that the Great Southern region, and particularly Frankland River, can produce some of the best Malbec’s in the country. We believe in making Malbec in a style that is dedicated to the region and delicious to drink.”
— Ferngrove’s Chief Winemaker Craig Grafton