Cabernet Merlot

Cabernet Merlot

2016 Cabernet Blend
Margaret River, WA

Out of the Witchcliffe wilderness comes this classic blended red.

From $25 per bottle

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Wine Details

Region
Margaret River
Vintage
2016
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Cabernet Blend
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14.5%
PH
3.64
Standard Drinks
8.5
Maturation
10% new, 90% two to three year-old French Oak
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
25/05/18
Harvest Date
5th April 2016
Background
91pts Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front March 2019
Winemaking
All varieties were processed separately. Fermentation commenced, and was allowed to reach 30 deg C. Plunging of the cap occurred 3x daily, at 8 hourly intervals. After completion of fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon remained on skins for a further 19 days until the tannins softened, whereas the Merlot and Cabernet Franc only 12 days. The wine was then pressed to tank. All pressings were included. After settling for a day or two, the wine was transferred to barrel, all French oak barriques, with 10% new. Mlf completed in barrel. The wine remained in barrel for 24 months, with quarterly racking.
Tasting Notes
Intense aromatics of violet, star anise and dried herbs precede the delicious wild berry fruits and smooth tannins from a splash of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink with friends and turn up the music!
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Cellar to 2026
Food Matches
Lamb Ragu

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