Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Western Australia
The balmy vineyards of Great Southern are paradise on earth for the formulation of soft and approachable Cabernot Merlot blends. Cartwheel have inducted a canon of harvests from choice vineyards selected on the basis of good varietal definition, Cabernet Sauvignon with solid structure and sleek tannins, vinified alongside parcels of Merlot with luscious fruit flavours.
Vineyards in Great Southern enjoy unique maritime conditions typified by cool dry summers and cool wet winters, rather akin to it's sibling mesoclime in Bordeaux. The growing seasons here never fail to come up with the goods, stimulating the vines to yield Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes of profound varietal character. A combination of winemaking practices are employed to enhance and preserve regionality. Fruit is harvested and crushed into traditional fermenters for several days of maceration, followed by inoculation and vinification to a mix of select and indigenous yeasts. Upon completion, Cartwheel is treated to maturation under a mix of fine oaks before assembling components into the finished wine.
Bright berry red in colour. Displays cherry and violets with savoury spice and cinnamon aromas on the bouquet. These characters are shared with the palate and followed up by red currants and blueberry, plum and cassis flavours, a complexity of dried herbs and tobacco leaf supported by gentle tannins and smooth background oak. Enjoy Cartwheel alongside tomato/ meat pasta dishes or barbequed meats.