Warramunda Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
An elegant and vivid reflection of the 2017 season, this cabernet sauvignon release is a more delicate follow-up to previous vintages.
The nose aromas of perfumed violets, cedar, cigar box, and old spice.
The palate has dense plum and blackberry notes followed by old spice and perfumed violets which opens up to reveal more subtle nuances of cedar, potpourri and dark chocolate.
The depth and complexity of this wine will develop over the next 20 years plus.
Hand picked and bunch sorted in vineyard during harvesting. 100% destemmed, 20% with rollers in. Open fermenter with twice daily plunging and pump overs. Cultured yeast added soon after wild ferment begins. One small batch extended time on skins for 30 days total, larger batch on skins for 15 days. Pressed to tank for short settling period, then racked to barrel.
The 2017 Vintage in Coldstream was mild, steady and relatively drawn out. A cool, wet Spring led to delayed budburst and flowering, pushing harvest out later than recent years to more traditional timings! Conditions throughout the ripening period were ideal, with no heat spikes or major adverse weather events. A couple of minor rain events proved to be refreshing and invigorating rather than threatening. The mild and sunny days were complemented by cool nights and mornings – this long and steady ripening produced wines with wonderful elegance and poise across all varieties, each displaying great range of aroma and flavour. The resulting wines also display wonderfully fine, complex structure, and a purity of acidity that carries the fruit to great length.
Geographical Indication / Coldstream, Yarra Valley
Harvest Date / 3rd April 2017
Oak / 18 months in French Oak
pH / 3.32
Titratable Acidity / 6.5 g/L
Alcohol / 13.5%