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First Vines
Cabernet - Merlot

Made solely from the fruit of the first vines planted in 1988.

2013

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Plum, red berry and spice with minty overtones.

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now. Cellar to 12 years.

Approach

Matured in French and American oak.

Vintage Notes

Variety
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Vine age at harvest
25 years
Harvest date
30 March
Closure
DIAM
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Single and Double Cordon
Alc/Vol
14.5%
Cellar potential
12 years

2012

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Plum, red berry and spice with minty overtones.

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now. Will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. Matured in French and American oak. Left unfiltered.

Vintage Notes

Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 13%, Cabernet Franc 2%
Estate grown
100%
Vine age at harvest
24
Harvest date
6 & 13 April
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double cordon
Alc/Vol
14.0%
Cellar potential
Will benefit from additional bottle age

2010

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Racy red berries with minty overtones

Food

Enjoy with red meats, game and pork

Cellar

Drink now. Will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

co-fermentation. Matured in French oak. Unfiltered.

Vintage Notes

Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
4
Vine age at harvest
22 years
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double Cordon
Alc/Vol
13.0%
Cellar potential
5 years

2009 Special

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Complex plum and red berry with minty overtones.

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now, will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

Matured in French and Kentucky oak. Unfiltered.

Vintage Notes

Variety
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 2% Cabernet-Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
3
Vine age at harvest
21 years
Harvest date
30 March
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double Cordon
Alc/Vol
14.5%
Cellar potential
10 years

2009

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Complex red berry with minty overtones

Food

Enjoy with red meats, game and pork

Cellar

Drink now. Will benefit from additional bottle age

Approach

co-fermentation. Matured in French oak. Unfiltered.

Vintage Notes

Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
3
Vine age at harvest
21 years
Harvest date
30 March
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double cordon
Alc/Vol
14.5
Cellar potential
10 years

2004 Special

Tasting Notes

Vintage Notes

Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
3
Vine age at harvest
16 years
Harvest date
25 March & 19 April
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double Cordon
Alc/Vol
13.8%
Cellar potential
10+ years

2004

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Plum and berry flavours with minty overtones.

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now after decanting. Will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

Matured in French oak for more than two years and left unfiltered to maximise colour and flavour.

Vintage Notes

Variety
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
2
Vine age at harvest
16 years
Harvest date
25 March & 19 April
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double cordon
Alc/Vol
13.8%
Cellar potential
10+ yrs

2003

Tasting Notes

Sight, Smell & Taste

Plum and berry flavours with minty overtones.

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now after decanting. Will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

Matured in French oak for more than two years and left unfiltered to maximise colour and flavour.

Vintage Notes

Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
-
Vine age at harvest
15 years
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double cordon
Alc/Vol
13.3%
Cellar potential
8-10 yrs

Vertical Pack Information

The vertical tasting pack for the First Vines Cabernet Blends contains 6 bottles – we’ll be doing this again – keep checking the website

2013 First Vines
Cabernet - Merlot

Cabernet 2005 - Label fixed

$25.00 per bottle

2012 First Vines
Cabernet - Merlot

Cabernet-2004

$25.00 per bottle

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