This week we welcome another new addition to our cellar door, 2015 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon enjoyed great success at the 2016 KPMG Royal Wine Show taking out the top gold medal and a score of 95 points from James Halliday so, no pressure there! By all accounts, 2015 was an excellent year for heavier reds so we expect big things from this stunning Cabernet as well.
Near perfect conditions in 2015 with a cool January and warm spells in February and March allowed for gradual maturation, great acid retention, and solid crop with even ripeness. Phenolic maturity (brown seeds/stems) was spot on, and we took the opportunity to experiment with skin contact on whites and more whole bunch use in reds. While it wasn’t the easiest year, it was certainly the most exciting, and wines from this vintage are showing great vitality and aging potential.
Handpicked, aiming for fruit flavours in the blackcurrant spectrum. Plenty of aqueous maceration through a long pre-ferment cold-soak. Pressed at zero baume. Racked to barriques for malolactic fermentation. Minimally fined and filtered.
On the tasting list in our cellar door right now, come in and experience Yarra Valley Cabernet at it’s finest.