100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Willunga district of McLaren Vale, South Australia.
20% of the grapes were left to dry on 10 kg drying racks for 6 weeks and 5 days in the traditional Amarone manner to concentrate flavour. The fruit was fermented on its skins for 6 days at cool temperatures to enhance the pure berry fruit flavour. Then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred before racking. Aged in 2-4 year old French oak for 9 months.
Bright and fresh with red pepper, menthol and violet notes on the nose. Full bodied with juicy red cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, intertwined with savoury dark chocolate and tobacco. The Amarone component adds to a textured finish with great length and savoury tannins.
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