VASSE FELIX FILIUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018 14.5% 75CL
APPEARANCE: Maroon with a purple tint.
NOSE Blackcurrant and dark cherry perfumes are complemented by
savoury notes of miso, mushroom, dried oregano and forest twigs.
Underlying hints of custard and charry, spicy oak round out the
PALATE Tangy, bright black cherry fruit arrives on a pure, polished
stone texture. This builds to a powdery, long, dry finish with
lingering black forest cake flavours.
WINEMAKER COMMENTS The individual batches were destemmed and sent as whole berries using only wild yeast residing on the fruit. Cabernet parcels were left on skins for 8-20 days to extract a fine backbone of tannins and blackcurrant laden fruit. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring life to the wine. The resulting wines were matured in fine French oak for 12 months prior to blending, with limited racking to help preserve the delicate wild characters captured in this low intervention approach.
VINTAGE DESCRIPTION Similar to the previous season, the 2018 vintage experienced cooler than average conditions. Spring and early Summer delivered intermittent cool then moderate weeks before a run of below average temperatures in January and February. Late January rain led to a fear of disease, however a beautiful period of ripening
followed with ample sunshine and strong daily sea breezes
preserving vibrant fruit flavours and acidity. Our white varieties
ripened with ideal sugar levels and high malic acid content for
the third year running, resulting in a desire to allow some natural
malolactic ferment in our Chardonnays. Meanwhile, the reds ripened
slowly and gently through a dry Autumn ensuring fully developed
tannins and a slightly riper and fleshier fruit profile to 2017.
This wine is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
It will happily cellar until 2025
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