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2020 Knee Deep Cabernet Merlot

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2020 Knee Deep Cabernet Merlot

2020 Knee Deep Cabernet Merlot

$23.99
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COLOUR   Deep ruby red with a raspberry hue.

NOSE   Lifted aromatics of violet & lavender florals along with cherry & ripe raspberry with sweet spice notes.

PALATE   Juicy, jubey fruit, pomegranate, satsuma plum & red current fill the palate. Sweet spice of cardamon & vanilla complement the fruit & fine tannin drives it through to a long, elegant finish.

WINEMAKING   Fruit was harvested when flavour, tannin and acid were all in balance. Fruit was fermented to retain fruit freshness and juicy flavours, natural tannins supported by French oak influence and a fresh acidity which come together to produce a Cabernet Merlot for short term cellaring or immediate drinkability.

VINTAGE NOTES   2020 was a warm and dry vintage, however a wetter than average Winter set us up well for this. The growing season started off with a warm Spring followed by a hot Summer. We did have one significant rain event late February which slowed down the reds & allowed for ripening of tannin and flavour to catch up with sugars. The warm & dry conditions reduced disease pressure, this also resulted in ample marri blossom around the district which eased the bird pressure experienced in 2019. Yields were low across the board, but on the upside this resulted in excellent quality with concentration of flavour across all varieties.

Vegan friendly