Generous Fruit and Cigar Box
Appearance: deep, intense garnet
Nose: violets, ripe plums and sweet baking spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: ripe generous fruit with plenty of plush tannins and a clean acid line.
Winemaking: 39% Cabernet Franc worked for optimal extraction for 15 days on skins, 39% Merlot cool fermented gently for 9 days on skins, 18% of our 2020 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Maturation: Cabernet Franc spent 4 months in older, mostly American oak, Merlot saw 3:2 ratio of American to Hungarian oak, Petit Verdot was kept bright and fresh in stainless steel.
Grown on estate from our Langhorne Creek Vineyard which is situated off the heavy alluvial soils of the flood plains, on shallower terrra rossa soil, ideal for precision control over water use on the vines and known to provide more structural wines.
Cabernet Franc: 2 April 2020
Merlot: 24 March 2020
Cabernet Sauvignon: 22 April 2020
Petit Verdot: 24 March 2020