Cabernet Sauvignon, It’s the world’s most planted variety. So of course, we’ve got a little block of Cabernet vines tucked away over the hill of the vineyard. By no means does that mean that this is a common Cabernets though. There’s something in the soil in that part of our vineyard. The rockiness of it, the unique minerality. It gives our Cabernet vines the ability to produce fruit of a vibrance and intensity that is hard to describe. You simply must taste it to understand what we are talking about. Grab a bottle of this expertly blended Cabernets, call some friends who know what good wine should taste like, then simply sit back and enjoy the ride. You won’t be disappointed.
Moderate rainfall throughout spring, along with warm spring temperatures, led to good yields. Flowering conditions were nigh on perfect and these conditions followed through into fruit set in early January. Warm but not extreme temperatures continued into summer and meant a very early start to harvest. A dry March, with cool overnight temperatures, kept disease pressure low and allowed grapes to retain excellent natural acidity.
When the times comes and the fruits flavours, sugars and acids are just right, the fruit is handpicked and brought straight to the winery. From there it is destemmed then lightly crushed and transferred to open top fermenters for primary ferment. After 14 days the wine is pressed off and racked to French Oak barrels (20% new) for 18 months to mature.
Firm tannin balanced with elegant fruit flavours. Fresh, medium- weight and charming, with chocolate, blackcurrant and bay leaf flavours talking a convincing game.