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First Vines
Merlot - Cabernet

Fruit is destemmed into vats where it ferments on skins with regular plunging. The wine is basket pressed to French and American oak barrels and matures for 18-20 months prior to bottling.

2012

Tasting Notes

Food

Enjoy with red meat, game and pork.

Cellar

Drink now. Will benefit from additional bottle age.

Approach

Blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Merlot matured in French oak, Cabernets matured in American oak. Left unfiltered.

Vintage Notes

Variety
Merlot 83%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, 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
13.5%
Cellar potential
Will benefit from additional bottle age

2005

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% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Estate grown
100%
Barrels made
3
Vine age at harvest
17 years
Harvest date
4 & 18 April
Closure
DIAM composite
Region
Canberra District
Pruning regime
Double cordon
Alc/Vol
14.5%
Cellar potential
10+ yrs

2012 First Vines
Merlot - Cabernet

Cabernet-2005

$25.00 per bottle

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