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Closure
Stelvin

Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Deep Purple

Bouquet
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
09.05.2018

% Alcohol
14.5%

Acidity
6.38 g/L

pH
3.50

 

Mt. Monster Cabernet 2017

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 fermented in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to retain the varietal aromatics. Once complete the wine is left for 7–10 days on skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure. French & American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.

Vintage Conditions

2017 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines. By all accounts it was a textbook vintage.

Awards
  • GOLD MEDAL
    2018 BTI World Wine Championships
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2019 Korea Wine Challenge
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2019 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2018 China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • 92 POINTS
    2019 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit – Dec