Crawford River Cabernet Merlot 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Blends »
A delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this appealing wine is multi-layered, supple and elegant with plenty of fresh ripe fruit flavours, subtle French oak and silky tannins. Fragrant, spicy aromas of ripe red fruits mingling with hints of licorice are evident on the nose of this lively, well-structured wine. The palate is a fresh amalgam of mulberries and ripe plums together with hints of spice and fine, soft tannins. It has been aged in new and old French oak barriques for 12 months. Cork Closure. This fruit is hand-picked and de-stemmed, with some being crushed, before being fermented in small parcels with the must left to cold soak. The wine is hand plunged during fermentation at medium temperature before being gently pressed and aged in a variety of new and old French oak barriques for 12 months. The wine is un-fined, and is coarse-filtered on to the bottling line.