The Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River is predominantly sourced for its consistency in producing rich fruit flavours and a small percentage is sourced from the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River, located further south, providing subtle and elegant aromatics and fine tannins.
The 2015 season delivered beautifully balanced wines. Wild to warm conditions over the ripening period ensured flavours came through at low sugar levels and had crisp acidity. Yields where lower this year due to inclement weather during flowering earlier in the growing season.
A considerable number of parcels go into making this Cabernet Merlot blend. A number of picks occur starting in the northern areas of Margaret River and working our way south over a couple of months. Each parcel is machine harvested during the cool of the night and transferred to static fermenters for a controlled and cool primary fermentation. After primary ferment each parcel is carefully pressed off. These parcels are sent to a French oak barrels for secondary ferment and maturation.
Classic red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, made in an approachable drink now style. The nose is vibrant with lovely ripe berry fruit characters. The palate is soft, juicy and lingering.