2016 Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 vintage started late, two to three weeks later than the preceding couple of years. The reason for this was the mild, cool spring weather experienced all across the southern part of the state. The autumn weather was kinder to ripening red varieties in Wilyabrup than in more southerly regions – allowing fruit to ripen to a desirable baume before harvest.
The fruit was hand picked and sorted, and then 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 classic Margaret River Cabernet displaying aromas of dark fruits, moss, bay leaf and cassis.
The palate is elegant and made up of long fine tannin, subtle oak and black olive with an underlying choc mint character.
This wine matches well to beef rib roast with beetroot and horseradish but will accompany most red meat dishes.
- Varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
- Region: Margaret River
- Alc / Vol :14.0%
- Optimal Drinking:2024 to 2028