Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley Victoria
Planted to a property named Wildfell in 1851 by the original proprietor, Redbox estate's vines are gingerly husbanded to yield the most essential examples of Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Redbox make the most of an affinity between this slow ripening noble varietal and the condusive climes of Yarra Valley. Re established in 1986, the innovative approach to viticulture and highly skilled efforts of the team translate into a wine of luscious berry fruit characters, supportive oak and mouthfilling tannins, in a graceful contemporary styling.
The rolling hills around Redbox Vineyard, broken by dense stands of Red Box and other eucalypts affect the ripening of grapes and embellish the fruit with distinct Yarra valley regionality. The choicest parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested in perfect condition, destemmed and crushed with very loose rollers which burst approximately two thirds of the berries. The choicest parcels are vinified in small two tonnes open top fermenters at around 25C for ten days while being treated to a course of hand plunging. The wine was left on skins for a period of maceration followed by a transfer to a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barriques for a year's maturation. Alcohol 12.2%
A deeply coloured wine. Aroma of dark berries and chocolate with toasty vanillan oak. A palate of blackberries, currant and raspberry, the background of soft coconut oak suporting a fruit driven style with solid structure, good length and a nicely rounded mouthfeel, finishing to lovely rolling tannins. Take your Redbox to a standing rib roast or flame grill of spiced venison bangers.