International Wine Challenge 2011 - Gold Medal
A medley of small berry and fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla to give a wine that is instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure and tannin concentration to allow for some maturation.
34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Shiraz, 3% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay.
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: Mid-February to mid-March 2009
In The Cellar
A variety of vinification methods were used in making the components of this special blend. Open top fermentations with punchdown routines as well as closed fermentations and pumpovers were employed to suit the needs of each variety in the blend. The resultant, soft tannins and berry flavours have been blended to compose a modern, fruit driven wine with class.
20% 1st Fill New French Oak – Nevers, Allier; Medium Toasted
50% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toasted
30% 3rd Fill French Oak
Bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.