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Cabernet Merlot 2017

Fruit driven, soft and voluptuous and medium bodied in style. Perfect condition fruit allowed a medium term cold soak post crushing, yeast added and fermented slowly for ten days. Racked into barrel after post macerating on skins to soften the palate

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, makes the style to be suit most people’s palates, with firm structured tannins from “sweet” French oak treatment. The complex nose consists of intense blueberries, subtle mint with hints of plums and blackberries.

Approachable and easy to drink, this Cabernet Merlot is pleasing on the nose and soft, medium bodied texture on the palate and simply over delivers. Multi layered and round with pleasant integrated tannins. 

This drink-now wine is perfect for that long lunch, or as an accompaniment to a rich beef casserole on cold winter nights. Highly suited to be matched with red meats, pasta and roast. 2017 was a unique for red wine in the Great Southern region, with a short dry cool Summer period and longer warm Autumn days to finish the maturation perfectly, resulting in softer tannin structure.
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Fruit Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Fruit Source:
Frankland River - Cabernet Sauvignon
Mt Barker - Merlot.

Alcohol:
14.2%.

Baume:
Average 13.6

pH:
3.57

TA:
6.0

Wine Maker:
Mick Perkins.
Fruit driven, soft and voluptuous and medium bodied in style. Perfect condition fruit allowed a medium term cold soak post crushing, yeast added and fermented slowly for ten days. Racked into barrel after post macerating on skins to soften the palate
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, makes the style to be suit most people’s palates, with firm structured tannins from “sweet” French oak treatment. The complex nose consists of intense blueberries, subtle mint with hints of plums and blackberries.

Approachable and easy to drink, this Cabernet Merlot is pleasing on the nose and soft, medium bodied texture on the palate and simply over delivers. Multi layered and round with pleasant integrated tannins. 

This drink-now wine is perfect for that long lunch, or as an accompaniment to a rich beef casserole on cold winter nights. Highly suited to be matched with red meats, pasta and roast. 2017 was a unique for red wine in the Great Southern region, with a short dry cool Summer period and longer warm Autumn days to finish the maturation perfectly, resulting in softer tannin structure.
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Fruit Varieties:
100% 34 Year Old Vine Chardonnay.

Fruit Source:
Frankland River - Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit Source: Mt Barker - Merlot

Alcohol:
14.2%.

Baume:
13.6 average

pH:
3.57

TA:
6.0

Winemaker:
Mick Perkins
Last Updated 15/09/2018
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA