Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Select parcels from mature vines and an outstanding vintage combine to make this special wine with ripe blackberries and cassis balanced by savoury bay leaf, driving tannin and spicy oak.
Inclement weather at flowering during October and November, including cold night time temperatures and rainfall led to low yields across the region. Berry development was hampered by wet and very windy conditions in spring and early summer. Disease pressure was minimal although bird pressure occurred as a consequence of the delayed blossoming of Marri flowers. From early March an autumn weather pattern set in with the passing Cyclone Olwyn, the region experienced some rain with cooler night time temperatures. This effectively extended the ripening period for red wine varieties quite nicely giving them more hang time to enhance fruit development flavour profiles with softer tannin levels arising as a consequence.
Handpicked in April in fine, warm conditions. Fermented in open fermenters with hand plunging and drain-and-return as required. Matured in the finest new and old French barriques.