2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc/Vol:
14.2%

Winemaking notes:

The fruit is sourced from a vineyard located in close proximity to Willyabrup. The grapes were picked by taste once tannins had reached ideal softness. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel vats between 22-28°C with 10% juice drained off to concentrate the skin to juice ratio of the must and extract more tannin. Selected parcels were held on skins for a period of time to develop structure. Post fermentation the must is pressed to a combination of new and old French oak barriques and matured for 15 months before being individually selected for the final blend. Once blended the wine received a light protein fining to soften the palate and improve tannin structure.

Oak:

15 months

Cellaring:

3 – 5 years

Appearance:

Medium to Deep red.

Nose:

Lifted dark berries and cassis combined with aromas of mint, cinnamon spice, and leafy characters. Additional layers of savoury notes and chocolate develop a complex and attractive bouquet.

Palate:

Soft cassis and rich blood plum fruit flavours are combined with savoury, earthy and herbal elements of dried herb and tobacco leaf. Oak treatment has provided a hint of choc-mint, and along with the integrated tannin structure, adds texture and balance to produce a medium to full bodied wine. A great length of flavour on the finish.

Food Pairing:

Fennel and chorizo casarecce with ricotta and parmesan.

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