Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Barker Western Australia
One of the things that West Cape Howe do best, is to find the perfect site for each varietal grape and style of wine. They are certainly fortunate to be based within Australia's largest and most propitious winegrowing region, but their viticultural team demonstrate an uncanny feel for matching the ideal mesoclime to every wine. Mount Barker yields Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional character. West Cape Howe take the pick of the crop, to create a profoundly structured red wine, offering remarkable intensity of flavour and stately, long lived tannins.
It is the unique confluence of sun, soil and skill, which makes the wines of West Cape Howe such a personal and moving experience. The estate owns and operates many of the finest vineyards in Great Southern, treating the pick of their fruit to minimal winemaking intervention, capturing the influence of clime on the vintage and harvest. Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are treated to ten days of ferment and frequent pumpovers for ideal extraction of rakish colour and sleek tannin. Upon completion, batches are pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for an extravagant eighteen months. The best barrels are assembled into the finished wine and treated to a further year of maturation. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep inky red, crimson hue. Ripe dark fruits of plum, cherries and blackberry, undertones of dark chocolate and spice. A rich and elegant palate, displaying blackberry fruit flavours and hints of cassis. A complex and fulfilling Cabernet wine, lined with classic French vanilla oak characters and supported by firm, elegant tannins, before a persistent dark fruit finish.