97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc sourced mostly from the Wyjup vineyard planted in 1970, located between Mount Barker and the Denmark area in the Great Southern region.
Some machine harvesting took place to optimise timing of crushing. Fermentation was in small fermenters with regular drain and return and pump-overs to maximise oxygen and extraction. After fermentation, the tanks were topped and the wine was allowed to rest on skins for an extended maceration of 4-6 weeks with malolactic fermentation occurring while on skins.Pressed to tank and racked to oak for 18 months. After blending, the wine was returned to oak for a further 6 months before a light egg white fining and bottling.
Youthful and vibrant, offering drink-now appeal along with great cellaring potential. A complex wine with intense cassis aromas, mulberry, cedar and spice plus hints of mint and tobacco. The palate displays a core of rich dark fruit supported by elegant structure, savoury oak and long finish.
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