Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
The signature red wine style of Margaret River, from one of the region's most opportune microclimes. Cabernet Sauvignon for sound structure and good flavour, rich dark berry fruit character and aromatic complexity, is backed by firm varietal tannins. The Willyabrup district is home to Margaret River's most distinguished estates, it delivers a quality of Cabernet that's unmatched anywhere else in Australia. The inclusion of Merlot adds wonderful mid palate fleshiness, achieving a sweet fruit centre and exquiste early drinkability to the wine.
Wines are meant to complement life's experiences, to express the quality of good fruit without being overworked by the maker. To this end, Pitchfork is fashioned to an approachable modern styling. Cabernet and Merlot grapes are destemmed and fermented separately in open vessels with extensive pump over cap management to aid colour and flavour extraction, as well as optimize tannin development. The aim is to construct a wine with loads of fruit flavours and background tannin, providing structure without astringency. Components are pressed off skins and matured in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, developing complexity and softening the tannins without dominating the fruit.
Youthful red hue, excellent depth of colour. The bouquet speaks of ripe berry fruits and chocolate mints which are the hallmark of Margaret River Cabernet. Good concentration of ripe plum, mocha and licorice with elements of blackberry, violets and cherry, all serving to form an impressive, fruit filled, fleshy middle palate. A soft round mouthfeel with ripe tannins to complete the finish.