Subtle and complex aromas of dark berry fruits, earth, truffle, savoury herbs and vanilla pod spice.
Supple and sweet berry fruits with a savoury note. The talc- like fruit tannins and mineral acidity provide a linear structure and balance to the pliable sweet fruit core.
An excellent vintage from the premium, southern grape growing regions of Western Australia. A warm and dry spring followed by a summer punctuated with perfectly timed rain events was otherwise low in humidity. The autumn harvest period was dry and protracted with vintage conditions best described as on the warm side of perfect. The resulting red wines have definitive varietal expression, rich fruit power and fine tannins.
Harvest of the 2011 Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon occurred in late March 2011. Vinification was conducted in both open and closed stainless steel fermenters with diligent cap management to extract fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour. Selected parcels remained on skins post the fermentation to further enhance the tannin profile while others were pressed at dryness to retain fruit vibrancy.
After pressing, each batch is retained and managed separately throughout vinification and maturation in order to build a wine history over time.
Barrel maturation for 20 months in 40 % new and 60% older, French oak barriques allowed for the thorough integration of oak and grape tannins.
The wine was blended from a selection of the best batches of the Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon.
After egg white fining and light filtration, the wine was bottled.
Vibrant and deep crimson .