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Wilyabrup Valley

2021 Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2021 Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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Vintage 2021 had a bit of everything to keep us busy! Winter and Spring temperatures were around average, with good rainfalls. Sadly a series of September storms and hail reduced crops across the region. By mid-December onwards it was hot, featuring prevailing south easterly winds for weeks on end, while some rain in early February and March was welcomed by the vines, not necessarily by us! 

Harvest of our reds began on the 25th of March, and was complete by 14th April. Our winemaking was traditional for this wine. The fruit was destemmed, hand sorted, crushed and then fermented on skins for an average of 14 days, before being pressed.

Our 2021 Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 11% Malbec matured in French barriques for 16 months.

Bright crimson in colour, the nose shows fresh blackcurrant, blackberry jam, fragrant violet, and fine grained oak notes.

The palate has a very aristocratic feel to it. Medium bodied but mouth filling, mellow red and blue fruits feature, violet adding to the mix. A feature here is the long cool finish, with lingering tannin.

At this early stage, this wine benefits from being enjoyed over a couple of evenings, but will be best enjoyed from 2027 to 2031.

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