Cabernet Merlot 2020

Winemaking Notes

Our 2020 vintage started two weeks early, this was due to the warm summer season leading up to vintage and these conditions carried on through the ripening stages. Our Cabernet sauvignon parcel are a combination of spur and cane pruning depending on sites, trained as VSP (vertical shoot positioning). For our Merlot parcel, we prefer cane pruning. Both varieties are picked when the fruit is ripe and most expressive, with a special attention given to the tannic structure of the cabernet.

Each parcel of fruit is fermented separately with daily tasting to best tailor the extraction and length of time on skins. After the primary fermentation is complete, the wines are pressed then matured in bespoke combinations of French and Hungarian oak to suit each parcel, for a period of 15-18 months. The blend is only assembled after individual assessment of each batch and barrel to ensure this classic blend displays the best characteristics of its noble varieties.

Nose

A lifted bouquet of dark plums, purple mulberries,
blueberries and sweet spice aromatics.

Palate

A subtle palate of ripe dark fruits, blueberries and
hints of raspberries with baking spices. A silky finish with firm tannins providing structure and length.

Food Pairing

Slow cooked beef pot roast, bolognese pasta
or a pepperoni pizza.

Allergens

Contains Sulphites. Fined with the aid of fish and skim milk products. Traces may remain.

Alcohol Percentage

Other

Appellation: Margaret River
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appearance: Bright crimson red with violet hue.
Closure: Screw Cap
Cellaring: Drink now, or cellar up to 5-8 years.
Oak: 12 months, predominantly French