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Skillogalee Basked Pressed The Cabernets 2017

Clare Valley
Members Price: $297.00
$330.00 /DOZEN

Skillogalee Basked Pressed The Cabernets 2017

The Cabernets is an aromatic and succulent red wine blend, primarily composed of Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller additions of Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
The fruit for this wine comes from our dry grown, hand pruned vines grown at the Skillogalee estate on slopes around 450 metres above sea level.
After small batch vinification in open fermenters, the skins were gently basket pressed before being further matured in oak hogsheads.

The vintage was relatively dry and warm but without too much intense heat.
The forty year old vines are dry-grown and deep-rooted, allowing the fruit to develop flavour and colour at a steady and combined pace.

This Cabernet blend has a hugely aromatic impact with lifted black olive and tobacco leaf with hints of comforting sweet plum pudding and chocolate.
The palate is generous and rich yet medium bodied, with finely grained mouth-watering tannin with toast and spice.
Whilst enjoyable immediately, the natural acid backbone freshens the wine and the integrated tannins provide the structure that will reward careful cellaring.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Bottling Date: April 2019

Acidity (pH): 3.81

Titratable Acid (TA): 5.6 g/L

Yield: 1.25 tonnes/acre

Cases Produced: 1,000

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 96%, Malbec 2% and Cabernet Franc 2%