2018 Verse 1 Cabernet Merlot
Selected vineyard parcels sourced from the northern parts of the Margaret River region were machine harvested, destemmed into static red fermenters, and then inoculated for fermentation. The ferments were routinely pumped over to extract flavour, colour and tannin. Following pressing at dryness, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, before 10 months of French oak maturation. The resultant wine parcels were then blended, fined and bottled.
Dark red with purple hue, this wine displays intense aromas synonymous with Margaret River Cabernet Merlot - bay leaf, cassis, plum, chocolate and cigar box. The palate is vibrant with high red berry fruit intensity combining with subtle oak influences of toasted spice and vanillin. Fine supple tannins provide an elegant structure and exceptional length to this medium bodied wine.