|Appellation||Frankland River GI|
|Grape Varieties||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|ABV (Alcohol By Volume)||14%|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Type of Soil||Duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay sub-soil|
This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 26°C in open pot fermentation tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by plunging and an extended maceration period allowed optimal color, flavor and tannin extraction. It was aged in 500 liter French oak puncheons, this contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavors of the wine.
Wafts of dark chocolate, cedar and dried Italian mixed herbs are complemented by lifted red currants and mulberry. The palate is opulent yet focused. Ripe fruit abounds, balanced by mouth coating chalky tannin, which gives the wine texture and length. Ripe mulberry flavors intertwine with cacao and tobacco leaf.
Perfect companion for a rack of baby lamb or braised beef.