Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Prelude can lay claim to the most praiseworthy vineyards in Margaret River, for a world class Cabernet Merlot wine which measures up to, or surpasses it's sibling rivals in the Medoc. Margaret River can boast of a rare confluence of topography and terroir which form a mesoclime very like Bordeaux, along with a rare consistency of weather patterns each year, to deliver the quality of wine which Bordeaux can offer only in the finest vintages. An elegantly poised Cabernet Merlot accord with exciting graphite mineral complexity at the finish.
Close study and a meticulous grafting of vines have contributed to the exceptional suitability of the Leeuwin property for Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Subject to the Margaret River's most isolated and pristine natural environment, the influence of Leeuwin's viticultural practice is intentionally minimal. Vineyards are kept balanced to the annual environmental conditions. With the emphasis on quality rather than quantity, yields at Leeuwin are kept low. To alleviate the problem of strong winds damaging setting buds, Leeuwin maintains an extensive program of tree planting. Cereal rye has been planted every second row to act as a windbreak, legume mulch supplies natural nitrogen as organic matter. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep garnet colour. Lifted aromas of plum, raspberry, cassis and chocolate are complemented by subtle hints of black olives and French oak. The palate displays medium to full bodied weight with excellent fruit intensity revealing blackberry, plum and red berry fruits. A supple wine and very long palate with velvety fine tannins that drive the fruit intensity along to an endless finish. The ideal accompaniment to the finest meat cuisines.