Liv Zak Block One 2019
The wine showcases aromas of wild strawberry, violets with savoury notes of green peppercorn & sage. The palate of the wine is crunchy with bright acidity, extremely drinkable whilst being young, fun & flirtatious.
Cabernet France and Petit Verdot were handpicked from Warramunda Estate. The Cabernet Franc was fermented 100% whole bunch carbonic maceration, whilst the Petit Verdot was 100% destemmed and fermented wild.
Vintage 2019 was a vintage of two halves, split down the middle by a rather extreme heat event where early March saw 5 days in a row of well over 35C. We fortunately had harvested all of our whites, rosé and Pinot Noir by this stage as we saw early flavour development in these varieties. These wines show great aromatics and brilliant natural acidities. The Shiraz , Cabernet Sauvignon and other robust reds were well prepared to ride out the heat through irrigation and shady, sprawling canopies. The rest of March was mild and even, with cool nights, resulting in wines with great depth of flavour and silky, refined palates.
Grape variety: 78% Cabernet Franc
12% Petit Verdot
Bottled: November 2019
Growing area: Yarra Valley VIC
Alc / Vol: 13.5%
Maturation: 15 months