Region: Yarra Valley
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec
First Glance: Silky, Jubilant, Elegant, Lifted
Hand harvested, transferred across a sorting table, both bunches and berries to remove any green material. The Cabernet is destemmed and then crushed into the half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily with some extended time on skins to soften the Cabernet tannins. Maturation in French Bordeaux shaped barrels; only 15% new oak to enhance the juicy fruit palate and immediate enjoyment.
Perfume is the signature of this wine with lifted bramble and redcurrant fruits. Bright fruit flavours include cranberry, mulberries and blueberries. Fresh nettle presents a leafy lift and many tannins and clove spices dance with vibrant acidity and an elegant fruit drive. The Malbec brings an energy and bright crunch to the wine. The aromatics and accessible fruit palate make this a deliciously approachable Cabernet blend.