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2019 Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKING NOTES

This wine was made from grapes grown on the stony, sandy lower terrace of the vineyard.
The varietal mix was 43% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Malbec.
It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tanks. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, 47 % new and the balance one year and older.

ANALAYSIS

pH 3.6
TA 6.75 g/l
Alcohol 13.5 %

TASTING NOTES

Deep red with violet hues.
Fruit notes of blackcurrant, black plum and raspberry.  Additional aromatic lift comes from woody florals and a ‘bouquet garni’ culinary herb nuance.  The fruit is supported by super fine French oak which has integrated with the fruit characters and contributed a subtle vanilla and spice note.
The palate is all charm with lovely fruit weight, well aligned acid/ tannin balance and a focused long finish.  A wine of sophistication and underlying power.

AWARDS

93 Points Cameron Douglas
4 1/2 Winestate