A fantastic vintage for reds, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. We harvested by hand at first light early in the morning and finish picking before 10:00 for the grapes to enter the cellar cool with freshness. Three days on the skins cold maceration before inoculating with yeast for alcoholic fermentation with regular punching of the cap for the first third of fermentation. The new kid on the block, Malbec, ensures fantastic purple colour and a beautiful array of dark fruits and berries. Good ripeness of the grapes also gave smooth ripe tannins to the wine.
“Complexity, fullness, roundness and richness come to mind when tasting this wine. The nose is full of flavour of meaty Cabernet and the pallet gives fruitiness and richness from the Petit Verdot and Malbec. In my opinion, a much bolder and “bigger” wine than 2011. The finish is round and long lingering.”