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Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Adelaide Hills SA South Australia
The predominant variety in the blend has always been Cabernet sauvignon; fragrant, bright in colour and aroma, yet tannic and savoury. The Fugue benefits from the spice and zest of Cabernet franc, and the sweet earthiness of Merlot. Malbec adds inky purple colour, spicy, sappy fruit and hugely concentrated tannins. The Fugue will gather momentum as it ages, but is already quite complex.
Grape varieties Cabernet sauvignon 52%; Merlot 42% Cabernet franc and Malbec 3% each Oak Matured for 18 months in predominantly French oak barriques. For cellaring, the Fugue can be cosidered a stayer with potential for 5-15 years. Food suggestions: Kangaroo fillet, Rack of Lamb, Crumbly cheese. Baume 12.9 – 14.3 Alcohol content 14.0 % v/v Residual sugar 2 g/L.
While the early palate is rich, with hints of spice, red berries, olives and liquorice, it builds quickly to a full, dry mid-palate. Here the tannins from the Cabernet sauvignon and Malbec begin to show, and carry through to the finish, which also features warmth from generously- ripe fruit. The wine's distinct mintiness is both a varietal and regional character. Oak is a subtle, supporting thread that persists into the finish.
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