Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
A stately accord of the most superior Margaret River fruit, offering great concentration while displaying an exemplary integration of tannins and oak. Woodlands Vineayard is bequeathed with plantings of elite Cabernet vines established 1973. Whilst much of their resplendent fruit finds its way into some of the better known estate flaghips of Margaret River, the pick of the crop is kept back and vinified under the Woodlands label. An assemblage of the best barrels Merlot and Malbec around a backbone of the finest Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.
Woodlands Margaret is sourced entirely from Woodlands Vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a south slope which wraps around a ninety degree radius from east to north. Vines receive a great deal of direct sunlight from morning to mid afternoon. Merlot and Malbec are grown to a west facing slope of deep loam soils which receives the most direct afternoon sunlight and yields intensely flavoured berries. Grapes are hand picked, sorted and destemmed, crushed into small closed fermenters, pumped over four times daily. Upon completion, the Cabernet is soaked for a month on skins. Following malolactic, Woodlands is filled to a high proportion of new French oak barrels for eighteen months maturation.
Bright crimson colour. Blackcurrant, black olive, mulberries and cassis nose, seasoned by notes of fine new oak. August, concentrated and dense, ripe red and dark berry fruits on a succulent middle palate, lined with the plushest tannins. Characteristic of the power and charm which define Woodlands Margaret Cabernet. The finish is long and intense yet silky smooth.