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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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The structure, nerve and cassis of Cabernet complemented by the plush fruits and supple texture of Merlot. A timeless blend that is classic Margaret River. Aromas of blackberry, chocolate, bay leaf and cedar, with a full-bodied palate of rich dark fruits & loads of fine tannin.
The 2015/2016 season was relatively warm and vintage arrived a little earlier than usual, then was drawn out by rain and cooler weather. Good rain over winter led into a warm and dry spring, encouraging good fruit set. Summer remained warm and dry until rain late in the season, quite heavy in some areas. Late-ripening crops such as Cabernet and Merlot benefitted from the more moderate conditions for a final period of slow ripening that produced fruit of intense flavour and palate heft. Another excellent season in Margs.
The fruit was picked in cool, dry conditions in late March- early April and vinified in open and closed static fermenters with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 18 months in a mix of old and new French barriques from a selection of the best Bordeaux coopers. The varieties were vinified separately and blended before bottling; this wine is 65% Cabernet and 35% Merlot.
Margaret River is one of the most reliable wine growing regions in Australia and its monotonously glowing vintage reports can bring tears to the eyes of long-suffering vignerons in regions less favoured by Mother Nature.
Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the sea breeze brings cool air to moderate the long summer days.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This driftwood was collected from Margaret River, one of Australia’s most reliable wine growing regions due to its relative isolation, unique microclimates and proximity to the ocean on three sides.