A blend of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Generous, fragrant and plush. A succulent wine full of ripe berry flavours and nicely judged acidity.
Cabernet Franc Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot
A lovely succulent wine with nicely judged acidity with soft chalky choc-vanilla tannins. Full of mulberry and blackberry flavours with a hint of dried herbs, nori roll and a dusting of white pepper to finish.
After good early winter rains the rainfall eased off to become drier in the later half and into spring warmer than average until mid November. Then the rains returned in December, which ended up being cooler on average than November, an unusual occurrence to say the least. The weather returned to normal through Christmas period until the second week of January where we got a deluge of rain over 3 days getting around 100mls over that period and way over the usual monthly average of 14.5mls. This had an immediate effect of recharging the dry sub-soils and the Cabernet kept the green leaves till late into the season and these leaves working meant for higher sugar levels and higher acidities
A mix of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. We have always blended these varieties into our Cabernet, but they are so impressive as a group-of-four that they are now a stand-alone entity.