2018 Estate Cabernet Merlot
The fruit was hand-picked to maximise quality and to allow for hand sorting in the winery. Fermented in open top fermenters with indigenous yeast, for ten days. The wine was gently pressed off skins in a basket press, to complete alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then inoculated for malolactic fermentation and racked to barrel. The wine spent a total of 15 months maturing in new and seasoned French oak. The component wines were blended and gently fined immediately prior to bottling. This is a small-volume wine that was handled separately through its life and speaks of the region where the grapes were grown.
Vibrant and intense with red berry fruits, cassis, plum and dark chocolate. Fine, silky tannins provide an elegant structure and sustained length.
The grapes for the 2018 Brookland Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot come from excellent vineyard sites in Margaret River. The low yields provide depth, intensity and classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon character that blends well with the richness of Merlot. The wine displays an elegance that combines seamlessly with the fine tannins and sweet fruit.