Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
The enduring Evans & Tate were at the forefront of Margaret River's rise to international recognition, to this day they are endowed with some of the region's most bountiful Cabernet vineyards. Their viticultural team have trained the resplendent sites to bestow perennially upon the winemakers, vintages of increasing excellence. The best parcels are selected and vinified to a mix of old and new world techniques, to achieve a Cabernet wine with an intensity of flavour in compelling, Margaret River styling.
Evans & Tate's vineyards produce ripe, intensely coloured Cabernet berries brimming with bright varietal characters and endowed with soft textures. Prior to picking, grapes are tasted twice weekly to monitor flavour, colour and tannin development. Bunches are harvested throughout the cool of night and early morning, gently destemmed, transferred to static fermenter and cold soaked for several days. Parcels are fermented at 22C to 24C as seeds are carefully extracted and batches thoroughly aerated every eight hours. Upon completion, components are pressed to tank and racked clean off yeast lees, a third of Gnangara is matured in French oak.
Deep purple red colour. Pure Cabernet nose exhibiting briar, fresh blackberry and blueberry aromas ahead of a leafy menthol/spearmint lift. French oak maturation has infused delicate cedar and subtle spice notes. Palate is filled with ripe blueberry and plum, fresh, flavoursome and long with perfectly integrated characters of cedar and toast. Bliss alongside roast beef and crisped potatoes.