2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

In the bottle - to be released.

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

appellation:

Willyabrup

composition:

100% single vineyard estate grown

alcohol:

13.5%

residual sugar:

<0.1 g/L

TA:

6.7 g/L

pH:

3.58

TASTING NOTES

colour:

ruby red with some purple hue

nose:

cassis, bayleaf, lavender and cidar oak

palate:

currants, after 8 mint, cidar and tobacco leaf, liquirice

weight:

medium +

length:

medium +

acid balance:

balanced

tannins:

gravelly and long

flavours:

elangant plush fruit with hint of cocoa

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS

this small batch of Margaret River cabernet sauvignon displays benchmark aromas of cassis and bayleaf as well savoury note of black olive and after 8 mint. the palate is plush yet elegant with notes of cocoa powder and cigar box. maturation in fine french oak barriques adds complexity and structure: a purist’s cabernet sauvignon that will reward carefull cellaring over the next 10 years

VINEYARDS NOTES

vines:

2,127 on 1.27Ha, planted 1997

pruning:

cane

date pruned:

early August 2019

bud burst:

early September 2019

80% cap fall:

early November 2019

verasion:

early January 2020

irrigation:

no

spray:

sulphur/lime

HARVEST NOTES

harvest date:

26 March 2020

method:

machine

baume:

13.5

yield (t/h):

4

WINEMAKING NOTES

fermenter:

concrete open fermenter, hand plunged twice daily

yeast:

wild

pressing:

21 days

oak conditioning:

french oak, 30% new`

cooperage:

Demptos, Taransaud, Saint Martin

fining:

egg white

bottling:

1 June 2021

preservative:

sulphur

cellaring notes:

up to 10 years

food pairing:

game meats with truffle mash potatoes, aged manchego, garlic and rosemary margaret river leg of lamb on bbq

 

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