Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Frankland River Western Australia
Frankland River is a region that's well known for the quality of its graceful Cabernet Merlot wines. West Cape Howe have spared no expense in acquiring some of the oldest established Frankland River vineyards. The finest harvests are treated to minimal intervention, for the realization of stately Cabernet Merlot wines. Hannan Hills is pure Frankland River, from estate properties which are closely managed to encourage strong vine development and achieve perfect yields of evenly ripened fruit, endowed with refined tannins and a concentration of flavour.
Fruit is harvested in small batches, as each parcel is separately managed and handled allowing greater control over the final wine. Parcels are settled for a period of cold maceration, maximising colour and flavour extraction. Batches are fermented while being treated to a course of regular plunging and pumpovers as tannin levels are closely monitored. Once the desired level of tannin extraction has been achieved, components are separately pressed off skins and prepared for malolactic. Up to sixteen months maturation in a selection of French oak barrels are followed by assembling into the finished Hannan Hills, a profound expression of the Frankland River Cabernet Merlot.
Dark rich plum colur, youthful violet hues. Lifted notes of cassis, plum and raspberries complemented by sweet oak. Intense berry fruits are accompanied by dark chocolate, supported by powdery tannin and seasoned by hints of cigar box oak. Rich, ripe fruit characters contribute great depth of flavour and linger on the finish.