2014 Back Block Cabernet

Back Block

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Made from Cabernet sourced from Mount Avoca and local growers, the Back Block Cabernet is an example of what the Pyrenees does best.
Colour

Intense dark purple.

Tasting Notes

Intense, dark purple in colour with aromas of fresh forest fruits and hints of cedar, vanilla and cocoa. The rich, soft palate has delightful classic blackcurrant and cedar flavours, while subtle nutmeg, liqueur cherry and mocha add to the wonderful complexity of this flavour-packed wine. A good acid backbone provides firm structure in this full flavoured Cabernet and the powdery tannins deliver excellent length, with a firm, yet seamless smooth finish. This elegant, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon will improve for the next decade or more, although it makes for wonderful drinking now.

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Cellaring

This elegant, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon will improve for the next decade or more, although it makes for wonderful drinking now.

Winemaking

Traditional open top fermenters were used to fermented on skins over seven to ten days using a variety of yeasts to maximise fruit vibrancy and intensity.  MLF was encouraged on skins and completed in tank. French and Hungarian oak adds lovely sweet vanilla and powdery tannins, complimenting the firm, subtle grape tannins. The final blend is a compilation of fruit from a number of growers in the region, along with some of our estate fruit.  The regional blending from several vineyards has produced wonderful complexity and depth of flavours.

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled
October 2015
Alcohol % 13.9%
Residual Sugar Dry
pH 3.63

Category: Reds

Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon

Range: Back Block


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