|Colour||Vibrant crimson with youthful purple hues|
|Aroma||Lifted varietal nose of dark chocolate, mulberry & cassis fruits. Subtle background chocolate oak influence adds further complexity.|
|Palate||Fleshy fruit bright wine full of dark chocolate & cassis fruits. Supple tannins, achieved through judicious use of oak maturation & skin maceration, provide flesh & length to rich full flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon.|
|Growing Conditions||Another testing growing season, following in the footsteps of 2011, with above average rainfall resulting in high disease pressure. Quality of harvested fruit was generally high as well managed vineyards achieved ripe fruit with fresh aromatics and good flavour concentration.|
|Vinification/Maturation||Select blocks were machine harvested in the cool nights prior to being destemmed into open top fermenters. After an average maceration period of 10 days the ferments are air bag pressed, settled and racked to oak for maturation. Oak used was a combination of French & American hogsheads at 20% new, the balance being 1 to 3 year old barrels. Maturation in barrels was for 15 months with minimal rackings before being carefully blended, lightly fined and filtered before bottling.|
|Acidity (TA)||6.63 g/L|
|Bottles per Case||6|
|Last Tasted Date||28-08-2014|
|Peak Drinking||Will reward medium term cellaring|
|Recommended Food Pairing||Roast leg of lamb with baked sweet potato and tarot|
Last cases of the 2012 vintage!
Barwang wines are sourced from the cooler climate regions to deliver expressive, distinctive flavours. This Cabernet was created with fruit from the Hiltops region in New South Wales, a region known for producing elegant, long lived wines.
|Dimensions||27 x 18 x 35 cm|