2017 Cabernet Merlot Regional Selections Margaret River

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SKU: HP17-MACABMER6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Big & Bold
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Slow Roast Lamb/Beef
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Vegan wine
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A Match Made In Heaven
 
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
A classic blend of two grapes that do especially well in Margaret River: the dark fruit, depth and drive of Cabernet Sauvignon softened by the bright flavours and rounded tannin of Merlot.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“A classic partnership from Margaret River - Cabernet Sauvignon slightly tamed by the juicy generosity of Merlot.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 5 years

 

TASTING NOTES

A classic blend of two grapes that do especially well in Margaret River: the dark fruit, depth and drive of Cabernet Sauvignon softened by the bright flavours and rounded tannin of Merlot.

SEASON

Vintage 2017 presented many challenges for Margaret River. A very cool spring lead to late budburst and flowering so that the growing season began a few weeks later than average.

 

Unseasonal summer rain, mild temperatures and high humidity called for careful canopy management throughout the season to ensure fruit of excellent quality. Harvest of red grapes began quite late, in early April.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was destemmed then vinified in open fermenters with hand plunging and pump overs. The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Margaret River

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.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Regional Selection

EVERYDAY DRINKING • GIFTING

A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.

The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Australia Hand

This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.

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