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2022 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

This wine is a made from 53% Mangan and 47% Cullen Estate vineyards. It is a blend of 74.9% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 2% cabernet franc and 0.1% petit verdot.

We are not looking for oak influence in our wines other than as a salt and pepper, hence this beautiful elegantly fruited wine has only had 7 months in oak of which 25% were new.

 

Vintage Notes

2022 vintage grew wines of immense perfume and texture. The cooler season and low yields ensured that the health of the vines and hence the fruit quality. Exceptionally good for chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and of course Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker Notes

Vineyard: 47% Cullen Vineyard, 53% Mangan Vineyard

Varieties: 74.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, .1% Petit Verdot,

Harvest Dates: Picked between 8th and 21st March on fruit and flower days, including Moon opposite Saturn and full Moon fruit day picks

Oak:  7 months in 25% new oak

Alcohol:  13%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Reds with mulberry intensity and purple tinges Cellar: Enjoy now or for up to 30 years Bouquet: Mulberry, cherry, vanillin, rose, violets and chocolate Food: Serve with: lamb, beef or ocean trout Palate: Creamy chocolate vanilla and cherry with a beautiful fresh tannin finish. All these beautiful fruit tones, singing on the tongue, making you grab the glass again to experience the silky, clean, fresh, vibrant, personality of the 2022 cabernet sauvignon merlot. Delicious!

Previous Releases

  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from the 2018 vintage displays densely flavoured ripe dark fruits, complemented by discrete fine-grained tannins. It was matured in French oak barrels for 6 months, of which 25% were new.

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  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate.

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  • 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

    A wine we affectionately called ‘Junior Diana Madeline’ as it is predominantly old vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted on Cullen vineyard in 1971.

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  • 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

    This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from the 2019 vintage displays densely flavoured ripe dark fruits, complemented by discrete fine-grained tannins.

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