Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Western Australia
West coast Cabernet Merlot has evolved into a discernible regional style and established an international reputation, a new genre of wine that's unique and very special indeed. Debut is drawn from harvests of the finest fruit, grown to good vineyards across the eminent winegrowing precincts of Western Australia. The aim is to fashion a profoundly fruit driven wine, that's supported by supple tannins and a supple veneer of oak, to match tomato meat pastas, gourmandise sausage or juicy cut of lamb.
Dr Peter and Elizabeth Pratten have spent the last thirty years successfully pursuing their dream of creating quality wines with regional style and elegance. Building on that strong foundation, the Pratten family have been triumphant in focussing on the rudiments of world class viniculture. The team works to the belief that working hand in hand with nature is the best way to produce fine wine. Grapes are destemmed but not crushed for a maximum whole berry inclusion. The musts are chilled and cold soaked for several days, followed by traditional fermentation. Musts are pressed, settled and racked off lees for completion of malolactic and a year's maturation in a selection of older oak barrels. Alcohol 14.0%
Rich red hues. The Classic Cab Merlot nose of mulberries and cassis, black fruits, capsicum and sweetly aromatic leaf. A supply structured palate exhibiting sweet fruit flavours, currants blackberry and plums. Barrel ferments infuse the wine with a delicious mouthful of chocolate/ cedar notes. Will complement many cuisine, the wine of choice to accompany roast leg of lamb or penne with chunky tomato and pork salsiccia.