2014 'Classics' Limited Release Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot
Cabernet Sauvignon (59%)
Petit Verdot (9%)
Picked when phenologically ripe. the fruit is crushed and cold soaked for 3 days before inoculating for fermentation. Fermented in static fermenters, this wine stays on skins for three weeks before being pressed off to barrels. This wine spends 18 monthSin barrel before being blended and prepared for bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
TA: 6.8 g/L
8.6 Standard Drinks
Many of the great wines of Bordeaux in France consist of blended varieties. This 'Classic' blend combines the very best of what is available to us from our Wrattonbully vineyard. A crafted blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this wine is richly flavoured with wonderful texture, yet displays beautifully soft, elegant tannins.
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