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2016 St Johns Cabernet Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot

2016 St Johns Cabernet Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot


All the red wines of Bordeaux in France are a result of a blend of grape varieties and this is no accident of history. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely regarded as the classic black variety of Bordeaux. It accounts for three quarters of the blend in the finest wines of the Medoc. Also in these Bordeaux wines can be found Malbec Merlot and Petit Verdot.

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As in Bordeaux these grape varieties grow very well in Margaret River. In theory, there is no reason why we can’t craft an excellent wine in this Bordeaux style. As they say in France “voila” the Churchview Estate St Johns Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot a truely elegant and stunning example of this style.

The fruit when harvested has been cold soaked for 2 days at 5 degrees at which point, carbonic maceration is preformed to start the fermentation process within the grapes. They are then pressed and the resulting juice has inoculated Bordeaux yeast added for the fermentation process to continue. To help with the malolactic fermentation the wine is subject to intense pump overs both in stainless steel and new French Oak barriques, before maturing for 18 months in new and 2 year old French Oak. The wine is then carefully blended, Finally the blend is bottled with no filteration or fining.

The result is an elegant complex and sophisticated wine. The nose displays aromas of plums, redcurrents, tobacco and bay leaves. With a soft underlying savoury smokyness as a result of the oak. The Palate is deep, rich, intense and full bodied. The mouth is filled with many layers of flavour comprising of dark fruits, plums, blackcurrents and balanced with bay leaf, chocolate and tobacco. A fine tanin structure provides length which provides a soft, dry and lingering finish.

Enjoy with roast meats. drink now or in 10 Years

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Aromatic with ripe plums, redcurrents, fresh tobacco, bay leaves and cherry blossom

Palate : Rich dark fruits, black cherries, blackcurrents, smokey spice, hints of fresh tobacco and chocolate.

Current vintage 2016

This wine is extremely limited

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Petit Verdot

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