French ampelographer and viticulturalist Pierre Galet notes that most evidence suggests that Côt was the variety’s original name and that it probably originated in northern Burgundy, France.
Malbec grapes have a dark purple colour and robust tannins. Its production is increasingly recognised in Australia. We have mastered its production through careful clonal selection, viticultural practices and oenological experience. Our clones selection are BX1056 & ‘SA-Potts Malbec’
St Ignatius Malbec displays deep ruby-red colour with a fragrant bouquet of plums black currant and subtle aroma of violets. Fleshy and luscious with the complex blend of aromas of dark fruits, cherry, tobacco and dark chocolate notes. Full and round with ample volume, soft tannins and a long finish. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.