Color, nose and palate
This wine displays complex aromas of black currant, plum and cassis, with savoury hints and gentle
oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a juicy dark fruit flavours balanced with
acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. It is well suited to red meat dishes
such as a roast leg of lamb with garlic and herbs. It will continue to develop in the bottle for up to 15
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The Vintage & Winemaking
The continental cool climate sub-region of Frankland River sits within the north west corner of the Great Southern wine region (its
latitude 34°39’S). The Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997 on deep gravel over clay soils, on a north-south orientation, is located 7kms
north west of the Frankland River township.
This wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon, the fruit picked and sorted in early April 2014. It was cold soaked in a small fermenter for twelve
days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. Forty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques.
The balance went to one year old (30%) and two year old (30%) Bordeaux barriques for sixteen months.