2012 Estate North Face Cabernet Merlot
Our Special for Sunday 1st May Cellar Door opening. The Wedgetail blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc hit their stripes in 2012, if you had the chance to try our Special Release Merlot you would know what I am talking about. 20% of that beautiful merlot is in this blend with a dash of 5% cabernet franc. It is elegance at its upmost, smooth and velvety with alcohol just under13%, like some of the great Bordeaux cabernets. Cellar for up to 10 years.
Bottling Date: February 2013
Cropping Level: 1.5 Tones / Acre
Oak Treatment: 20% New French Oak, Burgundian Coopers. 12 months in Barrels.
Ferment: Pre maceration in open vats until ferment starts, about one week. Fermented in open vats, with indigenous yeast. Post fermentation skin maceration 4 weeks. Natural Malolactic occurs slowly through spring.