2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
VINTAGE 2020 IN MARGARET RIVER
The region enjoyed an early start to the 2020 season, with warmer than average Spring temperatures evolving into the perfect summer growing conditions. Low disease pressure, timely flowering of the native Marri trees to keep the birds at bay and little to no rain.
The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was picked on the 13th March 2020, at 13.5 Be.
The grapes are static fermented and pumped over 2 – 3 times per day with 12 days on skins to achieve a brightly-fruited wine with good flesh and a refined tannin profile. 15 months in French barriques, 38% of which were new.
The final blend is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Malbec.
The wine was bottled in December 2022 and sealed under screwcap closure.
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumed red fruits sitting over lightly smoky and flinty oak. A lick of vanilla adds to the generosity. Dark cherry and cassis characters with a hint of sage. The tannin structure which borders the palate ensures that this wine will drink well for many years to come. This is undeniably Margaret River Cabernet.
Polished and layered, with density and depth of dark fruit flavours, finishing with a cleansing and pleasing acidity.