It may surprise some people to see a Malbec from somewhere other than Argentina. In fact, it's origins are in the west coast of France, where it is a star in Cahors and are an important blending grape in the wines of Bordeaux. Now it has found itself traveling the world and has found an exciting home in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Decibel Wines is a project by Daniel Brennan started by Daniel's love of Martinborough Pinot Noirs that he first tasted at his family's restaurant in Philadelphia. While exploring the terroirs of New Zealand, Daniel stumbled across some incredible Malbec vineyards in Hawke's Bay on the North Island and knew he had to do something with it. The result is an exciting new take on the classic grape, made with minimal intervention in a bright, fresh, low alcohol "nouveau" style that is delicious with a light chill served with pizza for a Tuesday night refresher. The juice is dark in color and explodes out of the glass with violets, black fruit, and smokey olives.