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Mivino Blend of the Month

This Mivino collection offers a 15-bottle “half batch” wine kit format that provides you the opportunity to craft single varietal wines, or to create your very own blend by combining two or more kits for a special craft wine that is uniquely yours. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a wine that suits your taste, and that expresses your creativity. You will be proud to share it with friends and family, or simply sip a glass after a long day.

Shiraz/Malbec  

Wine Type: Red
50% Shiraz
50% Malbec
Nose: Plum, black cherry, white pepper, chocolate.
Palate: Full bodied, with dense well-structured tannins finishing with notes of cedar, vanilla, blueberry and black cherry.
Blend Instructions: Blend prior to fermentation in 30L (7.9 US GAL) Primary Fermenter.

Winemaker Notes

This blend captures the spicy and robust characters of Shiraz while integrating the savory, earthy richness of Malbec. While working in Mclaren Vale South Australia I regularly tasted different versions of Malbec Shiraz blends. Some blends were dominated by Shiraz while some were predominately Malbec. I found the blends that were closer to 50/50 showed better balance and structure than the Malbec or Shiraz dominant blends. To add more aromatic sweetness to this blend try adding 1 ½ cups of medium toast American Oak chips to the fermenter. I recommend this blend to all of our winemakers who are looking to capture the ripeness of Shiraz and the earthiness of Malbec. It is sure to please!