Deep purple red with a bright red rim.
Ripe plum, fresh redcurrant with a touch of dried herb fills the nose.
The palate shows wonderful length and purity of flavour with a subtle tannin puckering grip on the finish.
Drinking now and through to 2022+.
A very distinct vintage - the dry, warm Spring and Summer meant it was tracking early but a tropical rain event in January saw 50-70mm fall across the region which pushed back harvest dates slightly – the reds very much appreciated this rainfall. Just following Easter, late March (29th) saw the tail end of a weak tropical system move through which saw approx. 12mm of rain as it moved through to the South-East. Most reds were picked by this date with the rain being a great little freshener. Overall, the reds, look exceptional with higher yields than in 2015 meaning better vine balance and rate of ripening.
The grapes were picked in the early morning to retain the purity of the Cabernet Sauvignon and to ensure the ideal temperature for the onset of fermentation. The grapes were then fermented in small static fermenter and pumped over three times daily during the fermentation period with maximum aeration and removal of grape seed to achieve ideal tannin structure. After fermentation, the fruit was held in tank for a further 14 days to help soften and balance the tannin structure. The wine was then matured for 12 months in 18% new French oak hogsheads and then racked every three months. Following the maturation process, the wines was then carefully blended before being bottled.
Margaret River 100%
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
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