The fruit was hand-picked to maximize quality and to allow sorting of the fruit to ensure only the highest quality grapes were permitted into the fermenter. Fermented in open top fermenters for a period of ten days the wine was gently pressed off skins in a basket press, for the completion of alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then racked to French oak barriques and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. The Brookland Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon received 15 months maturation in new and seasoned oak. This is a small volume wine that was handled separately through its life and speaks of the sub-region in which the grapes were grown.
Intense and lifted aromatic wine with dark plum and berry compote, black olives and cigar box with a vanillin and oak chair lift. The palate has lovely concentration and poise, displaying flavors of rich dark chocolate, cassis and mocha combined with hints of vanillin and spice. Fine grained tannins provide an elegant structure and length.
This wine matches beautifully with barbequed venison steaks with mustard cream and roast vegetables or Gnocchi with wild mushrooms.
Cellar with confidence for 10 - 15 years.
Gold & PlatinumMedals - Decanter World Wine Awards 2022