Cookoothama Cabernet Merlot
The Cookoothama Cabernet Merlot Winemaking
The Cookoothama Cabernet Merlot is made using both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. We source the fruit for this wine from the Cookoothama Vineyard. This vineyard sits on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in Darlington Point, in regional New South Wales. As with most of our wines, we harvest the fruit for this wine in the cool of night. Afterwards, we then deliver the fruit in small batches to the winery.
As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, the team works hard to destem, chill and cold macerate the fruit. They do this 48 hours prior to adding yeast. They will then pump the juice over, done in the traditional style. The winemaking team, under the guidance of Daren Owers, will then transfer the wine to the barrels. We use a combination of new, one, and two year old French and American oak for further maturation prior to final blending and bottling.
The Cookoothama Cabernet Merlot Winemaker's Comments
This wine is deep crimson in appearance with a youthful purple hue. It maintains aromas of ripe berry fruits and allspice, which we infuse with herbs and dark chocolate. This wine has a very rich and concentrated palate of blackcurrant and plum, with smooth silky tannins and well integrated oak.
WINE & FOOD MATCH
This is a great food wine that is versatile enough to compliment a broad range of red meat dishes such as lamb, curries and full flavoured casseroles. Enjoy now or cellar up to 3 years
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