Destined to be a classic, instantly perfumed and richly coloured, the wine spent 12 days on skins with a peak fermentation temperature of around 28ºC. The wine was pressed to tank and settled briefly, before being transferred to a combination of new (25%), two- and three-year-old barrels to undergo malolactic conversion. The wine was racked only once in this time and, after 15 months in oak, was emptied from barrel. At this juncture we decided the final make-up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 13 % Merlot. These wines were then settled together, clarified and bottled.
This Cabernet is king, and long will it reign in our eyes. If this modern new blend does not resonate hugely with you all then there is something amiss in the realm. It is expressive, medium-bodied and smells of hope wrapped in pure emotion. – Alana & Julian Langworthy