Wild Cape is a celebration of the raw beauty of Western Australia’s South West and is inspired by the spectacular coastline and distinct regional characteristics of Margaret River wine.
Through photographer Andrew Semark’s epic and dramatic ocean photography, Wild Cape embodies the essence of the region where dramatic waves crash onto the coast and world-class wines are produced in this remote, pristine part of the world.
The Wild Cape Cabernet Sauvignon image is aptly named ‘Green Glow’. This image was selected to represent a darker, moodier style of wine, while still depicting the power of the coast and the power of Margaret River Cabernet. Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne translates this power onto the palate when he states this wine “floods the senses with flavour, perfume and a silken palate”.
Purple black with a vibrant purple rim. Showcasing a beautifully intense, deep colour from the inclusion of Malbec and the excellent 2020 red vintage.
Ripe dark fruits and layered, complex savoury spice with a lovely perfumed lift that only the best Margaret River Cabernet wines are renowned for.
Blackberry, olive and dry earth mingle with a touch of bright leafiness defining an elegant palate. These driving flavours are matched with a lovely dry, fine tannin grip typical of young Cabernet Sauvignon from the excellent 2020 Margaret River vintage.
Best enjoyed within the next three to five years for aromatic freshness.
The 2020 vintage was a brilliant season in Margaret River. A warm and dry season with a low crop yield allowed for perfect tannin development and an incredible intensity of flavour. The resulting 2020 wines show amazing brightness and clarity, intense and charming fruit character and a youthful exuberance, which ensure enjoyment as both young and older wines.
Both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec fruit were harvested in the early hours of the morning and cold soaked for 5 days on skins before the onset of fermentation.
After another 7 days of fermentation for the Malbec and 12 days for the Cabernet, each batch was pressed off skins into used French oak barrels. The pressings fraction was blended back into the free-run for both varieties. A portion of the Cabernet was racked to new French oak hogsheads, which represents around 15% new oak in the final blend.
The wine was then matured in barrel for 14 months, with each barrel being topped monthly. Following the maturation period, select barrels were carefully blended before being bottled under screw cap.
Cabernet Sauvignon 88%
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- pH: 3.49
- Acidity (TA): 6.64 g/L
Share a bottle of this wine with friends over a long summer evening barbecue with delicious local grilled meats and produce.
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2023
Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2022
Perth Royal Wine Show 2022
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022
James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2022
Wine Show of Western Australia 2022
Margaret River Wine Show 2022
The West Australian Wine Guide 2023
The panel enjoyed the vibrancy and dense floral/fruit concentration in this wine, so I was not surprised to find out there is 12 per cent malbec in the blend. Value for money is through the roof. This is big on flavour, a little juicy up-front, finishing with plush, dry tannins. Classical blackcurrant, tapenade and cocoa powder. Drink now or cellar and enjoy for up to five years.