Hilltops Cabernet Merlot 2017

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This wine is bright red purple in colour. It has lifted aromas of blackcurrant and red berries, with complementary toasty oak. The palate is medium bodied with concentrated cassis fruit characters. Typical Cabernet tannins provide fine structure with subtle French oak on the finish.

REVIEWS & AWARDS

Gold Medal China Wine Spirit Awards 2018
Silver 2018 Hilltops Wine Show
Silver 2018 San Francisco International Wine Show
89/100 points - USA Wine Enthusiat Magazine 2019

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Notes From The Winemaker: A drier than normal winter in 2016 meant budburst happened 2 weeks earlier than usual. Normally this put us at slight risk to frost but some spring rainfall helped the frost stayed away and ensured healthy growth in the vines. While it was a dry growing season, maximum temperatures were still moderate and the harvest dates for all varieties ended up falling back to the their expected times, not earlier as experienced in other grape-growing regions. The Hilltops region is blessed with mostly drier and warmer days with some cooling relief at night due to its continental position. This fruit was harvested in the coolness of the early morning before undergoing ferment on skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine was pumped over twice daily to build colour and structure. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was pressed into old French oak. Maturation was for 10 months before blending and bottling.
Fruit Source: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot from Hilltops
Peak Drinking: 2018 – 2025
Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 14.0%, pH = 3.50, TA = 6.6g/L, Residual Sugar = 0.9 g
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