2019 Sea Urchin Cabernet Merlot
The 2019 vintage will rank very highly in the history of Margaret River viticulture. Growing conditions were cool from budburst right through until ripening which ensured vines remained unstressed. Occasional light rain events during ripening did not result in any disease problems or losses. The summer was mild without any extreme heat events meaning that conditions were ideal for producing high quality red wines in the locality of our Cabernet growing partners, the Wilyabrub sub-region.
These varieties were picked, fermented in stainless steel vats and left on skins to build tannin structure and complexity. After gentle pressing each parcel was matured with oak separately until final blending.
Medium-deep red with red-purple hue. Dense aromas of succulent red berries, cherries and chocolate with a hint of cassis. A silky rich palate of great length and tapered finish. The fine tannin structure enhanced by maturation in fine French oak. A perfect drink now red wine or age to develop it into a smooth velvety mouthfull of flavour.
This is a beautiful example of Margaret River red wine – great with or without food. It’s a guaranteed to be a barbeque stopper, alternatively pair with the weekly lamb roast or it will be sensational with slow cooked beef brisket.
- Vintage: 2019
- Varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (6%)
- Region:Margaret River (85.3%), Blackwood (12%), Frankland (2%)
- Alc / Vol: 14%
- Optimal Drinking: Drinking well now but will develop further over the next 5 to 8 years