2016 Fontana Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Fontana Cabernet Sauvignon

$35.00$400.00

We assemble our very best barrels of this classic Bordeaux grape variety to make Fontana. The wine shows concentrated flavours of sultanas and black currants, with integrated smooth tannins. Fontana is a perfect match for roast beef, game and duck.

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SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 839

Description

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Deep cherry
Nose: Blackcurrant and blackberries with
touch of cedar
Palate: Well integrated oak and cassis with
immaculate line and length. Medium
bodied with smooth tannins

 

CELLARING

To 2022

FOOD MATCH

Game dishes, beef and lamb

VINEYARD NOTES

Vineyard: From the bottom of the south paddock
Trellising: All vertical shoot positioned
Yield: 4.0 tonnes/ha
Picking: 21 April
Beaumé: 13.8 – 14.1

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fermented: Small open fermenters
Pressing: Basket pressed
Oak: 40% new French oak, 40%1yo
French oak, 20% 2yo French oak
Fining: Light filtration just prior to bottling
Bottling: December 2017

TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH: 3.50
Acidity: 6.8g/l
Alcohol: 13.8%

VINTAGE REPORT

2016 was a slightly lighter year, and so bunch thinning was important. This lowered yields and made final barrel selection very important. The result is a Cabernet with great aroma and typical flavours. As there was no fining prior to bottling, there are some nice tannins on the palate.