Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Situated in the warmer, northern districts of Margaret River, Willyabrup yields the richest Cabernet Sauvignon wines, some of which are Australian flagships that rival the hegemony of Bordeaux. Originally established to process grapes and provide the best service to local growers, Howling Wolves now collate the most exceptional parcels of Margaret River fruit to be vinified under their own label. An alluringly scented Cabernet wine with long blackberry fruit characters, fragrant regional mint and lightly spiced oak before a satisfying, gentle tannin finish.
Howling Wolves incorporates traditional winemaking philosophies with cutting edge vinification techiques. As always, the quality of fruit is paramount, grapes are chosen on the basis of profound varietal regional expression. Vines are picked of their fruit, just as the natural balance of sugar ripeness, flavour and tannins are achieved. Grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed before being vinified on skins over a course of seven to ten days. A gentle pumpover regime allows natural extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. Howling Wolves is treated to a term of ageing in a selection of French oak barriques before a light filtration.
Crimson colour with a purple hue. Ripe blackcurrant and mulberry nose over a background of toasty French oak. Exotic compote of blackberry, juicy plums and dark chocolate. Succulent tannins leading to a full flavoured, lingering supply oaked oaked finish. The wine of choice to accompany venison and lamb, tuna steaks and mature cheese.