2018 Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 was yet another exceptional vintage in the Margaret River GI. Good rain in December followed by mild to warm temperatures allowed for steady and slow ripening. Result – high yields and exceptional fruit quality. Yet another near perfect vintage for the reason. The red wines are young but very good indeed. This
could be the vintage remembered for years to come.017 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.
Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from a 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.
A great example of a classic Margaret River Cabernet displaying aromas of dark fruits and cassis, which lead to a powerful fruit palate, with t he dark fruits taking pride of place along side the elegance of the oak, offering bay leaf like spice chocolate and coffee characters and a good acidity which will in turn allow this wine to develop into something very special.
This wine is perfect with your favorite cut of prime beef cooked to your liking. Roasted lamb. Any red meat dishes. Also enjoy with hard and mature cheeses.
- Varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
- Region: Margaret River, Wilyabrup
- Alc / Vol :14.5%
- Optimal Drinking:Now until 2035