Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
The Redgate property is one of the southernmost vineyards on Margaret River, situated just three kilometres from the Indian Ocean. The family owned and operated wineworks at Redgate create impressive red wines endowed with the characteristic nose and flavour of Margaret River. Bin 588 was first made in 1988 and has always included harvests of grapes sourced from good local vineyards. This stylish cepage of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied with a delicious burst of of ripe dark fruits, plum and blackberry aromas.
Redgate was planted in 1977 by the Ullinger family, it remains family owned and operated to this day. Redgate's vines are grown on a ridge of ancient soils less than three kilometres from the Indian Ocean. This unique combination of soil and maritime clime enable Redgate to nurture fifty acres of vine for the production of true boutique wines. Crafted around a backbone of estate grown fruit, components of Bin 588 are vinified separately to drynesss, followed by transfer to a mix of one and two year old French and American oak barrels for completion of malolactic and a year's maturation. Barrels are treated to rigorous fining trials to achieve the finest balance and determine the final assemblage.
Deep ruby colour with purple hues. Black fruits and plum, blueberries and sweet spice dominate the nose, a delicious burst of ripe dark fruits and mulbery seasoned by subtle spice. Blackcurrant, jubes and fruit pastilles drive a palate that's framed by savoury oak and soft velvety tannins. There's plenty of action to Bin 588, a combination of fine texture and fresh bright fruits, worthy of ageing while ultimately fashioned for immediate drinking.