2015 CABERNET MERLOT

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
53% Cabernet Sauvignon | 47% Merlot

Alc/Vol:
14.0%

Winemaking notes:

The two Bordeaux varieties were processed individually. The fruit was destemmed and crushed then fermented in open fermenters at temperatures up to 28┬░C. Control of tannin extraction and flavour preservation through cap management, were integral in the fermentation. The wine was pressed to Bordeaux style French oak where it was inoculated for malolactic fermentation. The wine was blended from its components after maturation, lightly fined then filtered and bottled.

Oak:

 Predominantly French

Cellaring:

 Drink now or cellar 5 - 8 years

Appearance:

Dark ruby red core with a crimson hue.

Nose:

A lifted bouquet of dark plums and red berries are combined with herbaceous notes of eucalypt, sage, mocha and cedar oak.

Palate:

Mouth filling flavours of ripe dark plums and sweet blackberries are balanced with nutmeg and vanilla spice. Silky smooth, yet firm tannins add great length to the finish of this medium bodied wine.

Food Pairing:

Olive crusted lamb racks with chickpea salad.

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