Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Frankland River Western Australia
Isolation Ridge is part of a larger wool growing enterprise. The decision to diversify the farm and plant vines came after a tour of French vineyards and two vintages worked at Bordeaux's Chateau Senejac. The Isolation Ridge vineyard is managed to organic viticultural practices which is reflected in the depth and concentration and palate weight of the finished wine. An elegant, tightly knit Cabernet that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours and savoury stylishness, the fruit of meticulous care in the vineyard and winery.
Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from mature vines planted to the Isolation Ridge vineyard. The property sits on an undulating north and east facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over clay sub soil. Vines are trained to Scott Henry trellis, enhancing sunlight penetration of the canopy for optimal ripening. Fruit is vinified as long and as slow as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 30C in open pot fermentation tanks, allowing the cap to be worked by plunging and gentle pump overs. An extended maceration is employed for optimal extractions. The finished wine is aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours.
Bright red plum. Concentrated aromas of plum and red berry with an earthy dusty ironstone character. Intense flavours of red currants, plum, blueberry and chocolate, complemented by savoury black olive complexity and structure with subtle oak integration supporting the long and fine palate. An elegant, stylish and tightly knit wine that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours, savoury undertones and the dusty, earthy character of Frankland River.