ColourDeep crimson red with vibrant purple hues.BouquetDistinctive ripe blackcurrant, plum and capsicum aromas supported by a subtlesavoury and spicy oak background.PalateMedium to full bodied in style with ripe blackcurrant and plum Cabernet flavourscombined with delicate chocolate /smoky oak. Grape and oak tannins areharmonised to provide a lingering, but soft, structured finish.CHIEF WINEMAKER: Nigel Dolan
Wine Maker Notes
Rigorous assessment of vineyards is essential to identify the fruit stylesuitable for this wine. Prior to harvest, careful monitoring of the selectedvineyards was undertaken by the winemakers to assess flavourdevelopment and sugar accumulation. The decision to harvest wasbased on flavour intensity and varietal character.The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and inoculated with wine yeast. Thetemperature range of fermentation was maintained between 20°C and28°C for periods of 10 to 15 days. The fermenters were pumped overtwice every 24hours to irrigate the grape skin cap, thus liberating fruitflavour and balanced tannins.Selected Cabernet Sauvignon parcels were matured in a selection ofFrench and American oak hogsheads prior to blending, stabilising andfiltration.