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Closure
Stelvin

Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Deep purple in colour.

Bouquet
Classic aromas of lifted blackcurrant, blackberry and mint on the nose.

Palate
Flavours follow through of sweet berry-fruit accented by fresh muddled mint. Elegant, structured palate with big velvety tannins.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Region
Limestone Coast

Date Bottled
13.09.2012

% Alcohol
14.5

Acidity
6.5 g/L

pH
3.52

 

Mt. Monster Cabernet 2011

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in colour. Classic aromas of lifted blackcurrant, blackberry and mint on the nose. Flavours follow through of sweet berry-fruit accented by fresh muddled mint. Elegant, structured palate with big velvety tannins.

Winemaking Report

Our Cabernet is fermeneted in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to retain the varietal aromatics. Once complete the wine is left for 7-1- days on skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure. French and American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.

Vintage Conditions

Harvest commenced three weeks later than usual due to the cooler temperatures and delayed ripening. This did result in good parcels of Chardonnay and Suavignon Blanc being harvested, which showed great early fruit flavour development. Reduced yields and selective harvesting of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon  grapes ensured berries were in good condition.