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2016 Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec
This wine was made from grapes grown on the stony, sandy lower terrace of the vineyard. The varietal mix was 42.8% Merlot, 28.6% Cabernet Franc, 14.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14.3% Malbec.
It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tanks. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, 50 % new and the balance one year and older.
TA 5.96 g/l
Tightly coiled aromas of cassis, plum and bramble with underlying notes of graphite and sauvoury complexity. The palate shows excellent focus, which delivers both power and richness whilst retaining a degree of elegance through the tannin and acid balance.