Floral notes of violets and fruity,doughy aromas of just baked blackberry muffins. The palate is soft, inviting, and full of free range forest fruits, vanilla, cocoa and loads of supple, fine tannin.
Margaret River began the growing season with a rain filled soil profile and full catchments. Late spring was mild and windy with a 4 day period of damaging north westerly during flowering. This common spring weather pattern did affect flowering, set and yields in some varieties. Other than the blustery start, the vintage was uniformly warm to hot and without significant summer rains. With yields below average, the wines produced from the 2013 vintage are full of ripe varietal fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins. This vintage is excellent for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The individual vineyard blocks that contribute to Miamup Cabernet are vinified separately. After fermentation on skins the malolactic is conducted in tank prior to barrel maturation. Maturation occurs in our favourite French oak for 18 months. This length of time in oak allows for the thorough integration of oak and fruit tannins. Bottling occurs in September of the wine’s second year and released when ready.
A deep and inviting black cherry colour.
Savour with lamb chops, char grilled with a bay leaf and smoked paprika rub, served with chickpeas or just drink with well-aged cheddar - Australian of course.