2021 Agincourt Cabernet Malbec


Perfume is the signature of this wine with lifted violets, bramble and redcurrant fruits. Bright fruit flavours include cranberry, mulberries and blueberries. Fresh nettle presents a leafy lift and clove spices dance with vibrant acidity and the elegant fruit drive. The Malbec brings the energy and crunch to the wine. A wine of wonderful fruit purity.

Trophy, Best Cabernet Blend – Yarra Valley Wine Show 2022
Gold Medal – 2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
Gold Medal – Yarra Valley Wine Show 2022
Gold Medal, 95 Points – Decanter World Wine Awards

Hand harvested, the Cabernet is berry sorted and the Malbec is bunch sorted. The Cabernet is destemmed, berry sorted and then crushed into the half-tonne open fermenters. A small amount of Cabernet (5%) was whole bunch fermented to bring extra lift and perfume to the wine. Malbec is destemmed to the small fermenters and hand plunged twice daily. Maturation in French Bordeaux shaped barrels; only 15% new oak to enhance the juicy fruit palate and immediate enjoyment. Blending immediately before bottling.

Varietals: 80% Cabernet, 20% Malbec.

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Vines: Fruit was sourced from the Agincourt block of Cabernet sauvignon planted in 1995 and Malbec planted in 1990. The Agincourt block is one of the more sheltered blocks and the Cabernet clone is highly aromatic and lifted.

Cellaring: Crafted to be approachable when young it will also continue to evolve for a further 5 years or more under suitable cellaring conditions. The aromatics and accessible fruit palate make this a deliciously approachable Cabernet blend.

Analysis: 13.5 % Alc.

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