2013 The Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon
Vendor Evans & Tate

2013 The Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon

Regular price: $100.00
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Tasting Notes

colour

Deep, dark and intense red at the core with a lighter brick-red rim.

aroma

The darker Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon characters are evident in this wine from the exceptional 2013 vintage; fresh black and red berry fruits with lovely violet perfume and hints of cedar.

palate

Flavours of blackberry, mulberry and ripe plum with a pretty violet lift. An elegant layer of cedar and toasted savoury spices provide excellent balance. The beautiful tannin structure is critical to the style and a hallmark of this noble variety, which also puts it in good stead for extended cellaring.

cellaring

Will cellar beyond 2028.

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Technical

vintage

The 2013 vintage in Margaret River was the seventh consecutive vintage the region has experienced that has been rated excellent to exceptional. A great testiment to the suitability of the region for the growing of world-class wines.

winemaking

Handpicked fruit was gently destemmed with the whole berries then loaded into a small static fermenter. The must was cold soaked at 8°C for 5 days pre-fermentation before naturally warming up to allow for a wild fermentation start. The fermentation lasted 10 days with the wine left on skins for an additional 12 days to achieve exceptional structure and style. The wine then underwent malo-lactic fermentation and maturation for 17 months in very fine-grained French oak. A light fining was undertaken just prior to extended maturation in bottle ahead of release.

region

Margaret River 100%

variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.55
  • Acidity (TA): 6.38g/L

Food Pairings

WA lamb with garlic mash.

Awards

china wine & spirits awards 2018

international wine & spirits competition 2018 

 

 

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