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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, his continuing role as chairman allows him to constantly keep abreast of new developments in Rieslings around the.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

Fraser Gallop Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Fraser Gallop have successfully tamed the assertive tannins of sanguine Margaret River Cabernet with the inherent palate richness of the gentler Merlot. From unirrigated blocks yielding concentrated fruit, treated to the latest Turbo pigeur technologie from France, a lavish process which can pump whole intact grapes without grinding pulp and skins, leading to better homogenisation and extraction, translating into a wine of great vigor. Offers the structure for extended cellaring if you can resist it's abundant charms today.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$269.00
Hand picked fruit is destemmed with minimal crushing to keep the berries whole. Chilled to 8C for cold soaking into closed fermenters, designed with a one-to-one ratio of height and length, just great for colour and flavour extraction. The ferments are pumped over daily using a turbopiguer. On skins for ten days, tasted regularly to monitor tannin, before pressing off skins through an airbag tank press. Pumped to French oak barriques from a number of Bordeaux cooperages for malolactic, barrels are racked twice over ten months maturation and development. Treated to fining trials for essessment of the final balance, Fraser Gallop is bottled unfined after a cross flow filtration.
Bright crimson, ruby hues. A nose of red fruits and plum, mulberry and cranberry, floral notes and violet, the trademark Wilyabrup Cabernet dustiness over subtle oak adds complexity. The palate is soft and approachable with juicy plum and pomegranate flavours. Consistent, grainy tannins not unlike the astringency of cranberry juice. Background oak allows the fruit to shine, acidity and alcohol levels are in balance.
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