Fruit for this wine was sourced from mature vines in the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard sits on an undulating north- and east-facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over a clay sub-soil. It is farmed using organic viticultural practices and this is reflected in the depth and concentration of fruit flavours. The vines are trained on a Scott Henry trellis system to enhance sunlight penetration of the canopy and optimize ripening conditions.
This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 26°C in open-pot fermentation tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by plunging. An extended maceration period allowed optimal colour, flavour and tannin extraction. It was aged in 500-litre French oak puncheons, contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours of the wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, organically grown and raised. Wafts of dark chocolate, cedar and dried Italian mixed herbs are complemented by lifted red currants and mulberry. The palate is opulent yet focused. Ripe fruit abounds, balanced by mouthcoating chalky tannin, which gives the wine texture and length. Ripe mulberry flavours intertwine with cacao and tobacco leaf.
- Margaret River
- Cabernet Sauvignon