Quarisa ‘Q’ Malbec 2021



Skilled winemaker and master blender John Quarisa does it again with a new signature Malbec from three parcels across south eastern Australia.

Fermented separately, the three parcels were brought together, blended and placed in a mix of 2 year old American hogsheads and stainless steel with premium French oak staves for 8 months, after which a final blend is bottled.

The resulting wine is heavily focused on fruit, big and bold in colour and emanating ripe cherries, blueberries and damson notes, with hints of wild herbs, cigar box and vanilla. The palate is lush, full and loaded with sweet fruit, blackberry, plum and blueberry pie, held together by balsamic-like acidity and tartness, softening out to a smooth, indulgent finish with hints of cocoa powder, violets and vanilla.

  • Full, fruity, smooth
  • 750 ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Quarisa Wines

Established in 2005 and based in the McPherson Ranges in rural New South Wales, John and Josephine Quarisa lease winery space and source fruit from various established regions throughout Australia to craft full-flavoured wines of excellent value. Australians of Italian heritage, their mottos ‘passion is everything’ and ‘never take life too seriously’ perfectly represents the attitude they have towards their venture and life in general.

A winemaker for over 30 years, during which time he has worked for some of the country’s largest and most well-known wineries including McWilliams, Casella and Nugan Estate, John has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. After becoming an International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that reflected the attributes he loves in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are words which describe both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.

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