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2011 White Label Cabernet Merlot Dozen – Warramate

$300.00

Medium-weight & restrained in style akin to classic claret, the palate builds with latent power, drawing up all its inherent elements of season & site.

All fruit at Warramate is hand-picked and delivered direct to the winery. The fruit was mostly destemmed & crushed directly to a series of 1.5 to 2.0-tonne capacity open-fermenters. After a short period of pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation was initiated with a select cultured yeast strain. Total maturation time for the components was 24 months prior to assembling & bottling. All blend components were aged in 100% French oak, (30% new) Bottled in March 2012.

An intense & lifted varietal aroma of dark cassis & beetroot which is slowly beginning its transformation to a complexing leather, spice & cedar bouquet. These are underpinned by a savoury earthiness & charcuterie notes. Medium-weight & restrained in style akin to classic claret, the palate builds with latent power, drawing up all its inherent elements of season & site. It’s bold tannins are integrated with supple fleshy fruit, creating waves of flavour & textural weight through to the long thought-provoking finish.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vineyard: Warramate, elevation 160 to 180 metres

Vines: Fruit was sourced exclusively from our original vineyard plantings, established in 1970. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (1.8 acres), Cabernet Franc (0.44 acres) & Merlot (0.87 acres). All Warramate vines are farmed without irrigation.

Soil: Silty clay loam over yellow clay

Analysis: 13.5%alc/vol

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