Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
The essential Margaret River style of Cabernet, crafted from the pick of the crop grown to the Karridale, Wallcliffe and Wilyabrup districts. Margaret River delivers much of Australia's most distinctive varietal wines, there are unique sub regions and Wilyabrup makes the best Cabernet. After fifteen vintages, the Flametree team have established a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't. Assembling the finest parcels means that they can construct a penetrating Cabernet wine with alluring bramble aromas, firm tannins and soft fleshy palate.
Flametree know that if you get the right varieties planted on the right sites you're well on your way to making fantastic wines. A collation of the chocest fruit from good vineyards is assembled to realize more complex and interesting wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards at the northern end of Margaret River. All care is taken throughout a very gentle handling and vinification to preserve the vigorous Margaret River fruit character. Soft extractions and cool fermentation temperatures achieve a soft, fleshy wine with lovely aromatics. The finished wine is treated to a year's maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak barrels before fining and filtration. Alcohol 14.0%
Bright scarlet colour. Blackberry and briar fruits aromas all combine with subtle vanillin oak. Blackberries, plums and dark cherry fruits extend on to the palate where the rich fruit characters merge with subtle oak and gentle tannins to form a lovely medium bodied Cabernet wine, fashioned to a soft, unpretentious and easy drinking style. Match embers with crumbed cotoletta or smoked boudin of veal and lamb.