2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - New Release
Rich, black fruit notes and spice underpin the nose of this wine. Underlying this, there are liquorice elements together with dense black cherry and cassis. The palate provides fabulous, fine tannins throughout. Chalky texture and robust structure lend generous palate weight, while balanced, all-natural acidity assists with palate length and freshness. This wine, while a pleasure to drink now, will surely benefit from some years in bottle.
As usual, each individual block was separately hand picked and fermented in open fermenters. De-stemmed only (no crush). 5-7 day cold soak was carried out prior to fermentation with neutral yeast. The wines were then pressed to tank and settled prior to being racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. 20% of this Cabernet was left in the fermentation vessel and sealed for a period of extended maceration of 4 weeks prior to pressing. No additions. No added acid, not fined or cold stabilised. Coarse filtered to bottle. Tartrates may have settled, which is a natural and normal process. 2 years in French Oak. Bottled in September 2015 under screw cap.