Cabernet Sauvignon Murray Valley Victoria
Alfred Deakin was Australia's second Prime Minister, he held the office three times in the first decade of Federation. Deakin was a patriot and visionary who understood the importance of a scientific approach to Australian land management. Deakin left his mark on the Murray Darling basin by importing the expertise of California's Chaffey Brothers to prepare the vast inland valley for a century of state of the art agriculture. Deakin Estate Cabernet is a fully approachable and satisfying early syle, brimming with luscious bramble cherry fruit.
Harvested from the warm and sunny Deakin Estate vineyard at Red Cliffs near Mildura. Grapes are vinified in sweeping arm potter fermenters followed by malolactic. Close attention is paid to maintaining mild temperatures and gentle maceration, so that the tannin extractions can be perfectly judged and managed. After a year of maturation to soften and infuse supple oak character, the better components are selected for inclusion into the final wine. Blending and fining trials are undertaken to arrive at the optimal assemblage.
Deep red colour. Intense blackcurrant and blueberry aromas, cigar box and a touch of cinnamon. Heaps of berry fruit flavours on the palate, pliant tannins that bounce along with you, joined by a warm and creamy vanillan finish. Deakin Cabernet cries out for a grilled steak, it would also go beautifully with traditional Italian, pasta and meatballs or cacciatore with mushroom olive.