Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Sacred Hill can be proud of an awesome reputation for delivering an immensely satisfying and always dependable experience to red wine enthusiasts everyday. Few Australian winemakers can lay claim to the breathtaking list of awards feted upon the De Bortoli team. The choicest parcels of Cabernet and Merlot are assembled from splendid vineyards. Quality of fruit is paramount, skill and dedication in the vinification process retains the vibrancy of the harvest, an eloquent articulation of sun, soil and clime.
De Bortoli are fanatics about their viticultural practices and sustainable environmental systems. Care and devoted nurture in the vineyards, combined with rigorous fruit pruning, maintains the health of the vines and encourages good flavour profiles in the grapes. Parcels of Merlot and Cabernet are earmarked purely on the basis of health and distinct varietal character, harvested to a schedule determined solely on the complete ripening of grapes. A vinification in controlled fermenters at warmer temperatures of 20°C to 22°C over the course of a week brings optimal extraction of flavours and good colour while retaining soft tannins. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep purple with crimson hues. Sweet fragrant aromas of blackberries with underlying mint and hints of oak. Medium bodied with aromas of dark fruits and understated oak, a generous wine that shows vibrant fruit on the rich palate with soft mouth coating tannins. Match with barbeques, grills or your favourite roast.