Many of our Malbec vines are hanging with bunches of blue, almost black, grapes. The grapes are smaller than the original French variety, the skins on the berries are very thick and the colour is gorgeous!
Unlike the original French variety, our grape bunches will hang, ripening, on the vines for around 150 days. It is this long “hang time” in our warm, dry climate, as well as the thickness of the skins that contribute to making Malbec the signature wine of Argentina.
It’s a long way to go before harvest time, but let’s see what the weather produces in the next two months. Now it is weather that has the biggest influence on how our grapes will turn out.