Bright, medium to deep crimson in colour, the Y Series Cabernet opens with violets, sea spray and fresh Mediterranean herbs. There is a lovely hit of blueberry, a hint of black tea and the quintessential Australian note of dried eucalypt. When you first try the wine, there is an initial burst of fresh fruit sweetness, much like blackcurrant pastilles. This sweetness is balanced beautifully with savoury notes of fresh herbs and a lovely acid that compliments the blueberry Danish opulence. The wine is typically structural with focused, yet friendly tannins. This is a fresh and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon.
The growing season was one of the wettest on record, ensuring soil moisture content was high. A cooler than average spring and early summer resulted in a long cool ripening period producing lovely flavours and natural acidity. The grapes were fermented in static and rotary fermenters, with warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation, along with 3 – 5 days post ferment maceration. This process helps to extract soft, fleshy tannins and build the wines structure and drinkability.
Harvest Date(S): March, April & May 2017
Region: South Australia
Total Acidity: 5.8 (G/L)
PH (UNITS): 3.67
Winemaker: Natalie Cleghorn