Premium Cabernet Malbec

Great blending partners.

Cabernet and Malbec have long been great blending partners in the Clare Valley with many fine examples being produced over the years. Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard.

This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines. It will take decade or so to reveal its undoubted potential.

The technical information.

Region: 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
Variety: 85% Cabernet, 15% Malbec
Fermentation: Crushed into 4t open fermenters, chilled and cold soaked for approximately 4-5 days prior to the natural yeasts kicking in

Alcohol Content: 14.5% Alc/Vol
Acidity: 6.30 g/L
pH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/L

The tasting notes.

2010  –  2012