Linton Park’s legacy started in 1699 as the farm De Slange Rivier. Our original farm was named for the winding stream, Snake River or Slange Rivier which still flows down the mountain. The majestic Groenberg Mountain presides over Linton Park Wine Estate, which is minutes away from the charming and rustic town of Wellington in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
The Malbec vines were planted in 2016 and thrive on the decomposed high mineral granite Oakleaf with sub dominant Glenrosa and Tukulu soil formations on the mountain. The block is carefully manipulated for high concentrated flavour with low yields.
Cultivar : 100% Malbec
Viticulturist: Rudolf Jansen van Vuuren
Winemaker: JG Auret
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
Full bodied, deep purple colored Malbec. Full of ripe, juicy berries and plum aromas on the nose follow through to a complex and deliciously layered mouth feel with well-integrated tannins.
Personal Food pairing:
Malbec holds up well with dark meat, poultry, roasted pork, and leaner cuts of red meat such as sirloin, hanger, filet, and skirt steak. It also matches perfectly with a recipe I got from a friend in Italy namely spaghetti with meatballs.