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St Huberts Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Yarra Valley Victoria
Hubert de Castella's passion for Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest winemaking estate, the wines enjoyed immediate success in markets local and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine producing region and St Huberts was once again, one of the leading protagonists.
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Sourced primarily from vineyard sites on the lower slopes of Yarra Valley, which provide the warmth required to produce rich, flavoursome Cabernet and Merlot grapes. The individual vineyard parcels are vinified in a range of fermentation vessels to enhance the complex flavour and tannin profiles of the fruit. Parcels are separately pressed off skins and racked into French oak to develop further depth and complexity. The aim is to construct a wine true to the regional style whilst highlighting the harmony and splendour of the synergy between Cabernet and Merlot. The finished wine is treated to an extended term in a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques.
Deep red with crimson hues. Lifted Merlot red currant and cherry notes are married with the leafy plum Yarra Valley Cabernet. Toasty, cola oak, complex with earthy, black olive characters. Medium bodied, a round and even palate, the Cabernet component shows cassis, Merlot's offers fleshy red fruits, the tannins are soft and supple yet persistent, subtle oak derived notes of bacon and smoke in the background.
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