LEEUWIN ESTATE Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a quintessential southern Margaret River style with blackcurrant/ cassis/ earthy aromas, underlying savoury new oak and slinky fine tannin structures. The vineyard, 30 to 60 metres above sea level, is located on deep gravel and loamy soils over sandy gravel sub soils. The wine is batch-vinified and partially whole bunch fermented in closed fermenters. The vineyard components are blended and racked into 25- 40% new French oak and seasoned chardonnay barrels for a period of around two years. A proportion of petit verdot (structure and colour), malbec (mid-palate richness) and merlot (softness) is included in the blend to add complexity.
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Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's