La Bratta Rosso

La Bratta Rosso

2017 Cabernet Franc
Margaret River, WA

A defining bottle of the family, made in exceptional vintages.

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(Cabernet Franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon) Medium to full red to brick-red colour, a trace of purple; a savoury style of red, not so varietal, but it has some mellowness and complexity, and is very drinkable. Traces of violets, herbs and spices. Long palate. Lovely wine in a less-fruity St-Émilion style that's a contrast to the usual Margaret River bright-fruit, cabernet sauvignon-based reds.
18th March 2020

Wine Details

Region

Margaret River

Vintage

2017

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Cabernet Franc

Variety Composition

50% Cabernet Franc 43% Merlot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

14.5%

Standard Drinks

8.6

Closure

Screw Cap

Bottling Date

2019 February

Harvest Date

April 2017

Winemaking

Merlot and Cabernet Franc fermented in open top fermenters and Cabernet Sauvignon in static fermenters - Pumped over thrice daily. Each component spent 24 months in 40% new and balance in two to three year old French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes

The La Bratta Rosso displays bright violets, blackcurrant and plum with spicy undertones. A complex, savoury and rich style that is full bodied with a very ripe and fine tannin structure. Flavours of blackcurrant and underlying dark cocoa are pronounced. A long, persistent and intriguing wine that is drinking beautifully now but will reward patience.

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