Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Yarra Valley Victoria
From one of Yarra Valley's most scenic sites, parcels of intensely favoured Cabernet Sauvignon, picked off fully mature vines, are vinified alongside a harvest of succulent Yarra Valley Merlot. Diamond Valley know from the luscious Bordeaux styles, having shown well at the Melbourne Federation Square Peoples Choice awards. A seamless accord of Cabernet and Merlot, endowed with genteel tannins and splendid length, from a tiny winery that puts quality before quantity.
Great focus has been placed on the varied sub-soils and microclimes at Diamond Valley. Choice blocks are grown on challenging river flats and terraces, some are planted to the steepest altitudes in Yarra Valley. From the more precipitous slopes, aspect is of great importance, those inclined to face the north are preferred sites. The salubrious soils on the northern side of these choice blocks are blessed with magnificent Merlot growing terroirs, loamy sands to clay loam in consistency with red brown clay subsoils, frequently impregnated with rock. The finished wine is treated to an extended maturation in small French oak casks under the Diamond Valley cellars.
A densely coloured wine. Classic aromas of berries and plum, cedar and liquorice, blackberries and mint. Mulberries, cherry and winegum flavours on the harmoniously integrated palate, a fine structure of pliant tannins and concealed oak in full support. Drinking beautifully upon release after a spell under the Diamond Valley cellars, ideally alonhside burgundy styled beef casserole or ripe, hard cheese.