2017 Leaf Series Cabernet Malbec
2017 vintage in Margaret River has proven to be exceptional in fact It was simply perfect; cool crisp mornings and evenings with beautiful warm and sunny days; not too hot, textbook conditions for great ripening especially for the key Margaret River variety Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 vintage may well prove to be a classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon year, a year like 1994 with great flavours and mature tannin at lower alcohol levels.
Select parcels of the best fruit was sourced from our Wilyabrup vineyard at the warmer, northern end of the Margaret River appellation. The harvested fruit was then sorted and crushed into open vats for a cool, extended ferment, which lasted up to 3 weeks. During this period each parcel of fruit was pumped over and hand plunged to extract colour, fine tannin and varietal complexity. The wine was then matured for 14 months in a range of French oak barriques before blending by barrel selection.
This classic “bordeaux” blend offers an intense wine that nonetheless treads lightly. With fragrant red fruits, a juicy robust palate of blackcurrant and spice. Well integrated oak offers additional levels of complexity to this very well crafted and suductive wine.
The finish is long and satisfying leaving you wanting more.
This wine is perfect with roasted meats. It has also been served with duck in the Wise Winery Restaurant with great acclaim.
- Region: Margaret River, Wilyabrup
- Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Malbec 34% &
Petit Verdot 14%
- Alc / Vol :14.5%
- Optimal Drinking:Now to 2025