Smith & Hooper Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Smith & Hooper Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Product Code: Smith & Hooper Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
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Deep magenta in colour , the bouquet has aromas of bright cassis fruit with hints of cedary oak spice. The palate is full,fresh and lively, showinf bright dark fruits such as Satsuma plum and a hint of chocolate, with plush, lingering tannins. This wine will live for at least 10 years in your cellar. Enjoy with roasted rack of spring lamb.

In the Wrattonbully region of South Suatrlia's Limestone Coast, Merlot fruit ripens quite early and is picked when the flavours are most evident. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the same vineyards are harvested at a range of ripeness levels over two weeks in order to capture a diversity of flavours. The grapes are then fermented in static and rotary fermenters and spend between six to ten days on skins with some static fermenter parcels being given extended maceration. The individual wines are matured in both French and American oak hogsheads for 14 months before final barrel selection for blending.

Vintage :  2009

Region : Wrattonbully.

Harvested : March and April.

Oak Treatment : Matured for 14months in 15% new French Oak Barriques & American Oak Hogsheads, 8% in one year old barrels, with the balance in older Hogshead and Barriques.

Alc/Vol.: 13.5%

Total Acid : 6.1g/l

pH.: 3.53

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