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2017 Are You Game Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Are You Game Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU: FWA3

Winemaking is a game of quick wit, experience and endurance. Each year Mother Nature challenges us to a match and each year we respond; moving deftly with the lightest touch. 

 

As seasoned contenders, we know how to play the game. The resulting blend is captivating; light on it’s feet yet full of character and perfect with food. Are you game? 

 

This wine is a deep red with some youthful purple hues. Aromas of blackberry and blueberry meld with dark chocolate and savoury notes of oak spice. The palate is medium bodied with dusty tannins that give great structure and a tight finish. Flavours of juicy black currant, liquorice and mixed herbs. 

  • Vintage Conditions

    2017 was one of the coolest vintages for many years. These slow ripening conditions were excellent for Cabernet which was not picked until mid May. Our very last block of Cabernet was actually not picked until June! The long hang time on the vine has produced an elegant Cabernet with great varietal character

  • Wine Making

    We blended this wine with the unusual variety of Saperavi which we made for fun in 2018. The Saperavi provides rich juicy soft fruits to the mid palate, a bit like adding fruit to your pork! The wine was matured in a combination of French (60%) and American (40%) oak.

  • Wine Analysis

    Alc/Vol: 14%

    Acidity: 6.6 g/L

    pH: 3.67

  • Color

    Deep red with some youthful purple hues

  • Nose

    Black and blue berries, dark chocolate, complex savoury notes, oak spice

  • Palate

    Juicy black currant, liquorice and mixed herbs. Medium bodied with dusty tannins that give great structure and a tight finish.

  • Peak Drinking

    Drink now to 2024

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2017

     

  • Region

    Central Victoria, Australia

  • Style

    Dry Red  

  • Body

    Medium 

  • Grapes

    Cabernet Sauvignon

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