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Cabernet Merlot 2016

Fruit driven, soft, voluptuous and full bodied. Perfect fruit allowed a long cold soak post crushing, yeast added and fermented slowly for ten days. Racked into barrel after post macerating on skins has softened the palate

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, makes the style to suit most people’s palates, with fine grained tannins from “sweet” oak treatment. The complex nose consists of intense blueberries, with abundance of plums and blackberries.

Approachable and easy to drink, this Cabernet Merlot is pleasing on the nose and soft, fuller bodied texture on the palate. Multi layered and round with pleasant integrated tannins and abundant dark fruits. 

This drink-now wine is perfect for that long lunch, or as an accompaniment to a rich beef casserole on cold winter nights and over delivers for its value. With a long, dry summer period and cooler 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 and Mt Barker - Western Australia.

Alcohol:
14.1%.

Baume:
Average 13.

pH:
3.49

TA:
7.8

Winemaker:
Mick Perkins.
Named after a rare indigenous Albany wildflower of the same colour.
Our “Albany Dew” is designed for good times with good friends. A touch of sweetness is apparent (20 grams per litre) on the palate along with a abundant perfumed nose of Strawberries and Cherries.
Particular attention has been paid to the residue sugar to make sure that the sweetness does not “override” the subtle fruit characters thus leaving the finish clean and refreshing, ready for the next glass around the BBQ.

Cellaring is not required and this wine should be enjoyed within the vintage year and served cold. Our 2015 vintage of Albany Dew shows the intense characters of Wignalls Pinot Noir and makes this a fantastic example of a true Rose` style.
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Fruit Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

Fruit Source:
Frankland River and Mt Barker - Western Australia.

Alcohol:
14.1%.

Baume:
Average 13.5

pH:
3.49

TA:
7.8

Winemaker:
Mick Perkins.
WIGNALLS
WESTERN AUSTRALIA