2019 Houghton CW Ferguson Cabernet Malbec
The 2019 vintage in Frankland River was characterized by persistent cool and dry conditions leading into a later than average commencement to harvest. The weather conditions resulted in the harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon at full flavor ripeness with fine structured tannins.
The fruit was hand-picked, sorted, and destemmed into small open top fermenters. The fermentation was carried out with indigenous yeasts and lasted for a period of eight to ten days. The resulting wine was then gently pressed off skins to tank, and completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques. Following 16 months maturation the wine was blended and bottled showing distinctive regional dark fruits and spice characters.
Our wine is vibrant red/purple with a garnet hue. Brooding and complex, with bright fruit characters of mulberry, plum, blackberry and cassis combined with cedar, spice, dark chocolate and hints of vanillin