W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$75.00

The wine offers bright blueberry, cassis, mulberry and violet lift combined with subtle hints of cedar, tobacco and roasting herbs.

The palate senses Black berry, red-currant and salted-plum flavours intermingled with red liquorice, cinnamon and a graphite-like minerality. The palate is long and balanced demonstrating great depth of fruit intensity, along with a fine-textured and well integrated tannin profile.

Another fine cabernet in a long linage from the Estate. The drinking window now ajar, in line with winery regime of bottle ageing prior to release.

Description

WG GRACE 2012  
Background:

Heydon Estate wines are the product of our aged single vineyard estate, located in the prestigious Wilyabrup
sub-region in the heart of the Margaret River appellation.
As customary, this wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our prized old Cabernet vines planted in 1988 and known as A BLOCK. These vines are dry grown, affording maximum concentration of flavours.
The 2010 vintage was low yielding following adverse weather during the Spring months. The ripening period was however, warm and even, ideal for full flavour development and silky tannins of our reds. Our deep-rooted old vines never stress.
2012 was a stunning vintage for Margaret River appellation Cabernet.

VIGNERON GEORGE HEYDON’S COMMENTS:

The wine offers bright blueberry, cassis, mulberry and violet lift combined with subtle hints of cedar, tobacco and roasting herbs.

The palate senses Black berry, red-currant and salted-plum flavours intermingled with red liquorice, cinnamon and a graphite-like minerality. The palate is long and balanced demonstrating great depth of fruit intensity, along with a fine-textured and well integrated tannin profile.

Another fine cabernet in a long linage from the Estate. The drinking window now ajar, in line with winery regime of bottle ageing prior to release.

VINIFICATION:

Open fermented, then gently pumped over, with skins contact before being transferred to barrel for final fermentation, adding complexity. The wine has matured for 18 months in 100% French oak barriques, 50% new and 50% second use.

Hand plunged in a small open top fermenter. A total of 20 days on skins to promote good extraction and structural development.

WINE ANALYSIS:

Alc/Vol: 14.0 %
Acidity: 6.41 g/l
pH: 3.55

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