2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

GRAPE VARIETY:Cabernet Sauvignon
VINTAGE:2017
REGION:100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS:14.5% Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL:This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 8-12 years
COLOUR:Purple coloured intensity, with a purple to red hue.
BOUQUET:This Cabernet Sauvignon displays enticing aromas of eucalyptus, mint and blackcurrants.
PALATE:Flavoursome and layered palate of spice, dark berry fruits, blackcurrants, plums and silky tannins.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE:Sourced from a single vineyard in Northern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.0 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING:Crushed and destemmed to open top fermenters, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. The primary fermentation was 7-10 days, a further 8 weeks of extended maceration was employed for further extraction of flavour, colour and tannin. After extended maceration, the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION:12 months in new and seasoned French oak Hogheads.