Heath Road 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Soft, rounded fruit with black berries and dried plums dominating. Firm tannin structure supports the generous fruit and drives the wine to a long, supple finish.
Please note this wine is sold as a 12 bottle case.
RRP $35 per/bottle
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Each variety was harvest separately at optimum ripeness and transported directly to the winery. The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and transferred to open fermenters which were plunged twice daily. Once the wine had reached the optimum time on skins it was pressed off. Post fermentation the wine was transferred to oak for maturation. After 20 months maturation the wine was blended, filtered and bottled.
The 2017 vintage was one of the latest vintages in recent times, reminiscent more of the vintages of the 90’s. With an abundance of groundwater, soil temperatures remained cool, in turn delaying budburst by three to four weeks. Flowering and fruit set were also exceptional due to the levels of groundwater. Although it was a challenging vintage (with some unseasonal downpours and a later start and finish), the combination of a long, cold wet winter and the mild summer has resulted in some exceptional fruit.