Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley Victoria
The first Train Trak vines were planted in the 1990s and nurtured thereafter by the superior viticultural practices of John Evans. The vineyard's name relates to a train track which runs through the property over a quaint trestle bridge. Built in the 1800s, it was an important link to the Yarra Valley and is still a significant landmark traversing the local vineyards and pasture. Parcels of intensely ripe hand picked, estate grown Yarra Glen grapes are crafted into an exceptionally balanced Cabernet wine with well integrated French oak and fine, drying tannins.
The winemaking at Train Trak is a modern adaptation of traditional techniques. Barrel treatments in French oak and gentle plunging of open top ferments are old world techniques which ensure all the intense Yarra Valley flavours and characters are extracted. A state of the art temperature control and wholistic viticulture all contribute to the intensity and balance in the wine. Following destemming and the crush, fruit is treated to a warm fermentation followed by a spell of maceration to enhance flavours and build texture. Components are pressed off skins, settled and racked to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barrels for an extended maturation.
Deep ruby colour. Lifted bouquets of bramble and raspberry, mulberries and subtle vanilla oak. A fine and elegant palate, medium bodied and layered with dark fruit, a concentration of brambleberry and cassis over savoury briar and earth notes. Seamless balance, structure and length, over a course of silky, finely grained tannins which run the length of palate right to the long, lingering finish.