The nose opens with a dark and brooding forest floor character that flows into an enticing combination of cherry liqueur, raspberry, mulberry and subtle anise with a hint of charred red pepper. Completed by a unique mineral sea spray and nori element from the Southern Ocean.
Brimming with a concentrated palate of mulberry and cranberry fruits, balanced with a salivating cool climate acidity. There is a sweet richness of concentrated fruits finishing with a brick dust tannin that leaves you wanting another sip.
A wet December with a very heavy rainfall event (over 100mm) event at veraison provided perfect moisture in the soil for our Cabernet vineyards. Dry conditions from January through until mid-April resulted in another classic vintage in all our Southern Margaret River vineyards.
Each parcel is selectively handpicked based on flavour, tannin ripeness and soil type. Small parcels of hand picked fruit are destemmed and hand sorted and gently tipped without any maceration (or pumps), into the fermenter to ensure a plush palate is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon skin tannin. Two days cold soak followed by primary ferment and no post ferment maceration. Pressed to selected French oak barriques after primary ferment for MLF in barrel. Minimal racking and a hands off approach to let the wine mature in peace.
Red with a light purple hue.
Margaret River Wagyu.