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. Half of this Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented for 2 weeks on skins with plunging of the cap 4 times a day. The remainder of this 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 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot displays dark berries and cherries. The medley of dark fruits carry on to the palate and combine with refined tannin and elegant acid creating a balanced and rounded mouthfeel with lingering flavours. Although this wine is youthful, it is drinking well and will continue to intergrate and benefit with age.