Blueberry and blackberry fruits interweaved with cassis and wafts of sage highlight the varietal characteristics. Cool climate Cabernet sauvignon with floral vibrancy, the palate is rich and round where berry fruits dominate, some classic leafy herbs add a savoury note and the natural acidity gives the wine life and longevity.
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Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: Fruit sourced exclusively from 1969 planted No1 Cabernet Sauvignon, exclusively from the south west corner
Cellaring: This is one for the cellar to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable conditions.
Analysis: 14 % ALC
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into our Yarra Yering half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete, some extended time on skins until tannins soften before basket pressing for gentle tannin extraction. Gravity filled to 2 French oak Bordeaux shaped barrels, one new and one two year old for 18 months completing malolactic fermentation in the cool underground cellars.
Aroma: Cool climate Cabernet sauvignon with floral vibrancy.
Palate: Rich and round where berry fruits dominate, some classic leafy herbs add a savoury note and the natural acidity gives the wine life and longevity.