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2022 Fruit Day Vanya

2022 harvest was the warmer vintage we were looking for after the cooler 2021. The wetter cooler growing season was followed by a warm dry harvesting time. Perfect for old vine 51 year old cabernet sauvignon at Cullen’s. Being dry farmed and then being given the moisture needed for perfect ripening .Yields were low and berries small giving beautifully balanced fruit and tannin makeup with stunning aromatics. The cabernet sauvignon vines grown on the Scott Henry trellising allowing sunlight to access the fruit from berry set onwards pushed phenolic and
physiological ripeness. Flavour, tannin, acid, ph, all coming together at the same time.

This 100% cabernet sauvignon was harvested in late march on a fruit day, with, Venus, Mars and Saturn in conjunction.

It was crushed to 300 litre beeswax (our very own from Cullen vineyard) amphora and fermented with 46 days on skins before pressing into a new flower day puncheon. The wine was aged in oak for 7 months before bottling on fruit day.

 

 

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:  100% Cullen Vineyard

Varieties:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest: Harvested on 25th March on a Fruit day when Venus, Mars and Saturn were in conjunction.

Oak: 100% new oak for 7 months

Alcohol:  13.5%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Purple mulberry tinge Cellar: Drink now or for up to 20 years Bouquet: PCassis, tobacco leaf, ironstone, chocolate, cherry, musk Food: Drink with mushroom and truffle risotto and confit duck Palate: Silky tannin, unctuous juicy satsuma plum, mulberry, bay leaf, and a rolling supple silky texture of all the beautiful character of cabernet sauvignon. Lots of room to move in years to come but sits lightly and balanced.

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