2016 ‘Classico’ Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec. 12.5% Alc. 70 dozen produced. $60
95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Malbec. The Cabernet was sourced from Gullyview Vineyard, picked on the 12th March, while the Malbec was sourced from Attunga Vineyard, picked on the 5th March. Both sites are in Watervale and have red clay soil on limestone. In the winery the fruit was 100% desteemed to open fermenters where natural ferment occurred over a 3 week period. The ferments where lightly hand plunged once or twice a day before being pressed to tank to settle off large lees. The individual wines where transferred to used barriques for maturation, the first part of this lasted 4 months at which time the blend was decided and the final wine was transferred to a 3 year old 700 litre French barrel for a further 6 months. The wine then received a small sulphur addition, was racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered.