Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Most of the vines for the Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon are trained on a vertically shoot positioned trellis. The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed to a combination of rotary and static fermenters. A vigorous fermentation at elevated temperatures was encouraged. The wine completed both primary and malolactic fermentation in tank and was allowed to settle then racked off lees to barrel where it was matured for 13 months.
The 2008 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon is mid to full depth in colour, showing a purple-crimson hue. The nose displays fully ripened fruit with red berries, curry leaf, cassis and oak barrel spiciness. This wine is generous and inviting, opening to plush red fruits building to a full mid palate fleshiness then leading to a complex meld of fruit, briar and edgy tannins. This modern styled Cabernet and, though the palate sensations are long, they are refreshing.
Enjoy with Tapas!
March & April 2008
Matured for 13 months in American oak Hogsheads & Barriques (80%, 25% new oak), French oak Hogsheads & Barriques (20%, 1% new oak)