This wine has been produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes carefully selected from Wrattonbully, South Australia. The grapes were picked and transported to our winery in the Hunter Valley. 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.
The conditions during the growing season in Wrattonbully were almost ideal with generally warm and dry weather. The summer months continued to be warm coupled with a few higher temperature days that brought the ripening of the red grapes quickly after the Whites. These ideal conditions resulted in average cropping levels and reds that were very high in quality showing ripe tannins, strong colours and great structure.
Enjoy now, or over the next 5+ years.
Dark crimson colour with vibrant purple hues.
Rich and complex aromas of dark red fruits, white chocolate and spice.
An intense palate of cherry and blackcurrant fruits with a silky tannin structure and spicy oak notes.