Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Mt Barker Great Southern Western Australia
Homestead claimed conspicuous Gold Medal wins at the London International Wine & Spirit Competition for Cabernet Merlot two years in in a row, quite an achievement. The Langton Homestead property itself is the most suitable in all Plantagenet Shire for viticulture. It is also some of the oldest country to be settled by pioneers who grazed and established fruit trees. Only the best land was selected by these early settlers and Langton was their prime choice. Highly evocative of the classically French style in Cabernet Merlot, a match to hotpots or braised cheek.
Goundrey are based at Mount Barker, where the fruit friendly microclimes continuously deliver vintages of the most deeply flavoursome wines which seem more European than Aussie in style. The magnificent Langton vineyard is home to Goundrey and is recognized as a prominent and respected Mount Barker landmark. Parcels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested throughout the cool of night to retain flavour and freshness in the grapes. Batches are vinified in static fermenters for ten days, pressed off skins and racked, followed by inoculation for a course of malolactic. Components are treated to ten months oak maturation before assembling into the finished wine.
Brilliant dark red, ruby hues. Intense aromatics of blackcurrant, dark cherry and satsuma plum, notes of underlying subtle vanilla oak spice. Medium bodied palate, full fleshed with flavours of red berries and blood plum, seasoned by French oak hints of cinnamon and vanilla allspice. Fine tannins, exquisite balance and superb length.