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FORTANT Terroir

d’Altitude Malbec

"Its birthplace is often considered to be Mendoza, but Malbec's true home is France. The expressions of the grape here are fascinating. And this one marks a real difference to what you'll find in Argentina"

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

The Malbec juice is kept in contact with its skins in cool temperatures for four days before it's fermented into wine. This creates a restrained, elegant expression of the grape, with bright aromas, pronounced fruit flavours and smooth tannins. It's then aged in oak for four months to add texture and complexity.

 

About the producer

Fortant was originally built as a barrel storage facility in 1877. It's often used as an art gallery, with its vaulted ceilings proving an impressive backdrop for theatre and exhibitions. Its head winemaker, Laurent Sauvage, has rich experience across Australia and the South of France.

 

About the region

The thin-skinned Malbec grape loves cooler temperatures and can lose its acidity in the warm Languedoc. Luckily, Fortant picks grapes from areas, where cooler nights and the bracing Mistral winds pamper the grape.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full