This sub-region of the Yarra Valley is recognised as a premium Cabernet Sauvignon area and with our five acres of vines now over twenty years of age (planted in 1996). They are producing Cabernet Sauvignon with great depth, concentration, structure and just enough herbaceousness to let you know it’s cool climate Cabernet. Grown in ancient grey clay and with VSP trellising to encourage light into the fruiting zone.
In 2017, the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were cropped at 1.5 ton/acre and were hand harvested in early April and processed immediately. Crushed berries in the fermenter were fermented with wild yeasts and the ferments were treated with a light touch to encourage extraction of soft, ripe tannins from the skins. Once pressed, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels for wild malolactic fermentation and 10 months maturation.
Dense in colour with a bright purple tinge, showing its youthfulness. The nose is complex with roasted meat, olives, bay leaves and blackcurrant. The medium bodied palate is generous in flavour with cherries and a lick of vanilla sweetening the tobacco leaves and bouquet garni. The fresh acidity and silky tannins will provide the structure to hold this wine together for 10+ years, but it is so very drinkable right now.
10% Discount off any Dozen Bottle Purchase or Mixed Dozen
NB: To receive the 10% discount – Either by choosing ‘A case of 12’ Tab or by choosing the ‘Single’ Tab of the same or different varietals to the total of 12 bottles