2022 Nick Spencer P.A.R. Hilltops Malbec

Malbec from the Hilltops region of NSW fermented and aged in amphora, with flavour and aromatics in abundance.

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P.A.R. is a new label from Nick Spencer, started with the intention of focusing entirely on emerging/alternative varieties in Australia, seeing fermentation and maturation only in sandstone amphoras.

The Malbec for this wine is sourced from a vineyard 600m above sea level with decomposed granite soils located around Young in the Hilltops region. The fruit gets picked and sent to amphora for fermentation and further ageing for 18 months.

It comes out bountiful in aromatics and flavour, with it's purple fruited heart to the fore thanks to the lack of oak.

"You can tell it’s Malbec, but also, gee, it’s a lot like a good Teroldego. I really like this."
- 94pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Think dense purple slippery aromatic red wine. All the fruit and aromatics Malbec is so famous for captured and held without any artifice from oak. Our Malbec is grown in the Hilltops region of NSW. Soils are decomposed granite and altitude approximately 600m asl. A goldilocks region..not too hot..not too cold
A very exciting variety to be working with, thought to have originated from northern Rhône but now finds its home in Bordeaux, cahors and Argentina.

Region: Hilltops, NSW
Blend: Malbec (100%)
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

94 Points - "Boysenberry, blood plum, dried roses and herbs, a little aniseed and spice. It’s medium-bodied, a whole lot of crunch and energy, cool glassy acidity, super fine slate-like tannin, a slight fresh tomato tang, and a frisky finish of excellent length and freshness. You can tell it’s Malbec, but also, gee, it’s a lot like a good Teroldego. I really like this." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Nick Spencer Wines

Nick Spencer is one of NSW's most decorated winemakers. Over the span of more than two decades, he has become perhaps the state's most outspoken advocate for the potential of the regions of the NSW High Country, in particular, Tumbarumba and Gundagai.

Nick's wines exemplify balance, style, immense drinkability and exceptional value for money. As his label has expanded, his winemaking has become more adventurous, now incorporating the use of amphora, sulphur-free bottlings and a more stripped-back winemaking style to highlight the quality of the fruit that these lesser-known NSW regions can produce.

He is one of the most important producers in NSW today and is the touchstone of quality for the state.

Winemaker Nick Spencer Nick Spencer Wines

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