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2016 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKING NOTES

This wine was made from grapes grown on both the stony, sandy lower terrace of the vineyard and the heavier upper terrace. The varietal mix was 65.9% Merlot, 14.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.2 % Cabernet Franc and 7.3 % Malbec.  The grapes were soaked for 4 to 7 days then fermented for 5 to 6 days. The wine was then aged for 20 months in oak barrels, 35% new including some American and Hungarian oak.

ANALYSIS

Ph 3.54
TA 6.7 g/l
Alcohol 13.5%

TASTING NOTES

Deep red with a violet hue. An open and welcoming aroma of black plum and toasty oak. Subtle notes of wet earth and five spice give additional interest. The young wine shows some juiciness but has a lovely broad weight and fine textures as it moves through the palate. Drink now or cellar for 5-7 years

AWARDS

92 points Cameron Douglas
Silver H.B A&P Bayleys Wine Awards