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2018 Classic Cabernet Merlot

2018 classic cabernet merlot

2018 classic cabernet merlot


$17.00

$13.00

colour

Vibrant purple, with a brilliant red rim.

aroma

Bold redcurrant and cranberry notes with a touch of dried herbs. 

palate

Plum, blackberry and black olive flavours drive the wine with a lovely soft and fleshy
structure

cellaring

Drinking well now and will continue to do so for up to five years from vintage.

vintage

2018 delivered a truly outstanding growing season for fruit throughout the Margaret River Region. Steady, moderate temperatures throughout January and February led to wines with clean, bright fruit flavours and wonderful, refreshing natural acidity.

winemaking

The grapes were sourced from our vineyards in northern and central Margaret River from sites ideally suited to growing these two varieties. Fermentation in static fermenters followed picking in the cool of the morning to ensure a slow, steady onset to fermentation. The Merlot portion was cold soaked for five days, which was followed by an early pressing to ensure a softly structured wine at blending. The wine matured in well seasoned old oak barriques and hogheads for seven months before bottling.    

region

Margaret River 

varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.51
  • Acidity (TA): 6.84g/L

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