Penley Estate Chertsey Cabernet Blend

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A medium bodied ‘classic’ Cabernet blend with 70% Cabernet, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The blend is full of vibrnacy and wonderful balance. Slight tobacco leaf on the nose, delicious red fruit and soft tannins make this wine a must with your favorite Australian beef dish.

ABV

14.0%

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Description

Vintage: 2018

Release: 2021

Variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Yield: 2.5-3.5t/A

Fermentation: Small parcels fermented separately in 2T open fermenters

Maturation: 30% new French oak, balance matured in seasoned French oak

Time spent on oak: 18 months

Winemaker: Kate Goodman & Lauren Hansen

Vintage comment: Wet conditions following the end of the 2017 vintage carried on through winter and spring with above average rainfall for the start of the 2018 season. In the Penley Estate vineyards steps were taken to ensure optimum canopies for the conditions. Shoot thinning was employed to improve canopy microclimate where necessary. Existing populations of native grasses and cover crops were left to grow and these competed with vines for moisture, restricting vine growth and keeping shoots from growing beyond ideal length and density.

Tasting Notes: The Chertsey is a medium bodied, modern expression of a classic Bordeaux blend. The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc bring vibrancy and balance. Mulberry, violet & tobacco leaf on the nose followed by a juicy, vibrant & crunchy palate with a core of delicious red fruit and silky supple tannin profile.

Eat with: Roast pork with butter beans & roasted fennel. Those patient enough to cellar will reap the rewards, but the wine’s red fruits and elegance are on full display and ready to be enjoyed now.

Analysis: 14.0% Alcohol, 6.40g/l total acid, 3.52 pH

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Vintage

2018

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