This wine has been produced from Merlot grapes from Wrattonbully and Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek, South Australia. The grapes were picked and transported to our winery in the Hunter Valley. Both parcels were treated similarly, it was immediately crushed and cold soaked for 5 days and then fermented in 7 tonne tanks for 10 days with gentle pump overs 3 times a day. The wine pressed off skins and put to French oak to undergo maturation for 12 months before being blended, filtered and bottled.
Discounting a couple of short heat spells, the conditions during the growing season were almost ideal with generally mild and dry weather. Conditions in the summer months continued to be ideal with warm days coupled with cool nights. Combining with the lower cropping levels the favourable ripening conditions resulted in a early and condensed vintage. The 2012 conditions in Wrattonbully resulted in high quality red wines with great colour and elegance.
Wrattonbully and Langhorne Creek
6+ years in optimal conditions.
Deep crimson red in colour.
Lifted aromas of blackberries, and red currants with hints of fruit cake and spice.
A full bodied wine with black berries and mulberries. A long, silky palate with soft tannins and hints of spicy cinnamon.