The blend consists of 30-40% Merlot and Cabernet Franc, a touch of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere with the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon. A low crop level is important to ensure the fruit ripens and achieves maximum flavour. The wine was fermented for 4 weeks on skins before pressing. Natural yeast is used throughout. The wine undergoes oak maturation for 24 months before final blending and bottling without filtration.
The bouquet of the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot shows blackberries and wild cherries. The medley of dark fruit combined with elegant tannin and integrated oak creates a delicious mouthfeel with depth and lingering flavours. Still a young wine, it will benefit with cellar time.