Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riverina New South Wales
As the name suggests, Montage is an assemblage of varietals, brought together to produce flavoursome fruit driven wines which accompany good food, perfectly. Montage impresses as the perfect partner to fine faire.
Montage are stylish wines crafted at the De Bortoli wineworks in Bilbul on the Riverina. The wide expanse of estate vineyards here grow some of Australia's richest, most intensely flavoured fruit, innately suitable to fine Cabernet Merlot. The warm sunny days of the Riverina yield robust red grapes with complimenting tannins which translate into wines of mouthfilling palates and smooth textures. Fruit is selected by the winemakers and picked when both flavour profiles and baumes are at their highest. The Cabernet spends seven day on skins at 27C to 30C. The Merlot component spent five to seven days on skins at slightly lower temperatures, 20 to 24C. Aged in a combination of French and American oak.
Deep purple with crimson hues. Sweet fragrant aromas of blackberries with underlying mint and hints of milk chocolate oak. A generous wine that shows sweet and vibrant fruit on the fleshy palate with soft mouth coating tannins. Best suited to beef or lamb dishes, a wine made to enjoy today or to cellar for the short term.