Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Margaret River South Australia
Juniper Estate was established 1973 within a picturesque setting near Wilyabrup Creek along Harmans Road. The fully mature vines are grown to auspiciously gravel loam soils which have been essential to the production of Margaret River's stellar Cabernet wines. The propitious terroir and balmy maritime climes are heaven sent for the signet Bordeaux varietals. Juniper's viticultural team assemble parcels of Cabernet and Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, to fashion an elegantly aromatic and soundly structured wine, in engaging, new world Medoc styling.
An exclusive, dry grown, single vineyard wine from a mix of grapes which articulate the uniqueness of a resplendent site. The rich cepage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, is hand picked in small batches off vines trellised to vertical shoot positioning. Fruit is de-stemmed and chilled into open fermenters for a natural and inoculated vinification, cold soaked for several days and treated to a regimen of plunging and pumpovers once or twice daily for optimal extraction of colour and tannins. The ferments spend up to thirty days on skins before transfer to a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation.
Dense red in colour. Concentrated and powerful nose with an abundance of dark fruit, cherries and plum, blueberries and cassis backed by complimenting cedary spiced vanillin oak. The palate is seamless and silky smooth, a Cabernet of controlled concentration, rich ripe fruit characters over a length of fine grain tannins, before a long, long finely textured finish.