2022 Concours International De Cabernet - Trophy for the World's Best Cabernet I Gold Medal
The wine displays Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrant fruit on the nose as well as having a fresh minty, herbaceousness backed by mocha vanilla. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show great ageing potential.
Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential.
In The Vineyard
19 Year old vines, low yielding on heavy clay and gravel soils. Ripening in late March.
About The Harvest
The vintage was a return to more average growing temperatures after plentiful rain in the winter season. The vines benefitted from the conditions and returned grapes that showed good balance of tannin and fruit flavours whilst maintaining fresh acidity. Definitely a vintage of note and worth cellaring. Ideal for classic dining situations.
In The Cellar
All grapes were hand picked, sorted, destemmed and fermented in small 3000l Stainless Steel Tanks. Inoculated with Cabernet Sauvignon specific yeasts. Remontage consisted of two pump-overs /day. Macerated on skins for 21 days before soft pressing in pneumatic press. Free run wine kept for the GS bottling. Press wine separated. After maturation for 18 months, the wine was fined with Vegecol and bottled.