Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Margaret River Western Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. Established 1969 by the Pannell family, Moss Wood's Wilyabrup Vineyard is one of the finest and most picturesque in Australia. The winemaking at Moss Wood is all very scientific, countless measurements are taken as refinements and adjustments are made from year to year, attending to the vagaries of mother nature and preserving the unique personality of vintage. The profoundly silky tannins frame a wine of remarkable density and controlled power, exquisite balance and endless length of brightly lit, vigorously perfumed fruit.
The enduring and timeless Medoc inspired cépage of Cabernet Sauvignion, Franc and Petit Verdot. Grapes are all picked by hand into buckets and bins, off blocks of dry grown, widely spaced vines, planted to sandy and gravelly loams over clay subsoils. Bunches are destemmed into small, open fermenters, seeded with pure yeast culture and treated to a course of hand plunges, thrice daily throughout two to three weeks of vinification at temperatures up to 28⁰C. Upon completion to dryness and a term of post ferment maceration, batches are pressed for malolactic, sulphured and racked to a selection of seasoned and new, 228 litre French oak barriques for twenty eight months maturation. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep brick red colour. Highly scented red fruit aromas, currants and pomegranate; perfumes of dark fruit, blueberry and mulberries, floral, ethereal notes of violet, dried herbs and spice, red jellies over a background of liquorice and tar, seaweed, cedar and earth. The palate brings an impact of vibrant fruit flavours, red and black currants, rich, generous and long, a Cabernet of voluptuous body and great breadth, a wine of extraordinary length.