2015 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The continental cool climate sub-region of Frankland River sits within the north west corner of the Great Southern wine region (its latitude 34°39’S). The Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997 on deep gravel over clay soils, on a north-south orientation, is located 7kms north west of the Frankland River township.
This wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon, the fruit picked and sorted in early April 2015. It was cold soaked in a small fermenter for twelve days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. Post-fermentation the wine was left on skins for 8 days. Forty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques. The balance went to one year old (30%) and two year old (30%) Bordeaux barriques for sixteen months.
This wine displays complex aromas of black currant, plum and cassis, with savoury hints and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a juicy dark fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. It is well suited to red meat dishes such as a roast leg of lamb with garlic and herbs. It will continue to develop in the bottle for up to 15 years.