Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Originally identified and reserved for the express purpose of growing only the finest grapes and crafting world class wines, the Watershed vineyard is endowed with the most idyllic viticultural and climactic conditions, for realizing harvests of the most splendid Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Crafted by one of Margaret River's most experienced winemaking teams and assembled into a single wine, Shades is brimming with aromatic fruit and replete with ripe, stylish tannins.
Situated right at the heart of the grand Margaret River estates, a stone's throw away from the superior vineyards of Leeuwin and Voyager Estates, Redgate, Xanadu and Cape Mentelle, the Watershed sites were selected after extensive tests confirmed the existence of soils ideally suited to the production of exceptional wine grapes. The ever present maritime breezes allow the vines to maintain a stable temperature around the otherwise warm Margaret River climate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz grapes are crushed and inoculated, vinified and matured under a combination of fine grained oak barrels, to soften tannins and infuse complexity, whilst preserving the fruit driven core. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep scarlet colour. Intense aromas of blackberries and licorice, strawberries and plum with hints of herb and vanilla notes. On the palate, the sweet berry and chocolate flavours are completed by a soft round texture finishing with fine velvety tannins. Enjoy with chorizo sausage recipes or your favourite cut of lamb.