Family Reserve 2013
Only produced in exceptional vintages, this family reserve reflects the very best that Pella has to offer. Produced from specially selected vines, handselected fruit and using only the finest French oak barrels, no effort is spared to create this wine of distinction. Harvested from old bush vines; an opulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Cold soaked for 11 days at 8ºC under a CO2 blanket. Thereafter the wine was fermented up to a maximum temperature of 26º Celsius. Pumped over 3 times daily to maintain a low temperature in the cap of solids. Both free-run and press
juice were used. 18 months in new French oak barrels.
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Only 372 bottles
Concentrated and full-bodied; An opulent wine that offers richness, silky tannins, hints of cassis, plums, graphite, cedar and violet.
Platter’s 93/100: Bordeaux-style blend, 85% cab with splashes malbec, merlot which sweeten, add flesh to cab’s fine but stern grape tannin. 2013 accomplished, beautifully proportioned, all suggesting greater complexity with age. Oaked to enhance structure, 18 months older French barriques.
James Suckling 93/100