Ruby red colour. Enticing aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco, green tea and mint. The palate is rich and concentrated whilst the elegant French oak gives a ‘subtle lift' to the wine. Soft supple tannins give the wine added texture and weight and the long, lingering finish ensures this wine will age gracefully for 10 years plus.
Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of this Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel three tonne fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 14 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher basket press. Malolactic fermentation in French oak prior to eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. A further 12 months bottle aging prior to release gives a more
harmonious and perfectly balanced wine.
Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Insider
Review by: Wine Skinny (wineskinny.com)
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate