2017 Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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 black cherry and cassis, which lead to a palate of fine velvety tannins with generous fruit on entry these dark fruits are followed with dark chocolate, spice and oak complexity, the finish is soft long and satisfying.
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 2025