Gestalt - 2018 Tessera Malbec
Based in the Adelaide Hills, Gestalt holds a simple winemaking philosophy pivoted on how to most lightly handle top quality fruit to express natural balance and complexity. Simple and great. All grapes are hand-harvested from carefully selected, small-scale vineyards using organic practices.
Their '18 Tessera Malbec is suave and opulent, yet not without some grunt. Grapes were from the Armagh Vineyard in Clare Valley, which were split in to 3 separate ferments (whole bunch and direct pressed into aged American and French oak) then left for 10 months before being blended and bottled, unfined and unfiltered. Hearty and curvaceous, this rouge is really aromatic – hedged with dried florals, spices and fruit. In the mouth berries come out to play – black, red and blue. Beneath these dark fruits is a velvet cloak of anise and mocha, earth and spices.
Variety Melbec || Region Clare Valley, SA || ABV 14% || Vol 750ml