Fruit was sourced predominantly from the 2.3 acre plot devoted exclusively to the SA125 clone of Cabernet Sauvignon and planted in 2000. The balance of the blend was derived from small volumes of Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc produced from the old vine Warramate 1970 plantings. As with the entire Warramate vineyard, these vines are farmed without irrigation.
All fruit at Warramate is hand-picked and delivered direct to the winery. The fruit was destemmed & crushed directly to a series of 1.5 to 2.0-tonne capacity open-fermenters. The vats were fermented on skins utilizing judicious hand-plunging at regular intervals in order to aid in the gentle extraction of colour, flavour & tactile palate components. Some post ferment maceration builds complexity into the wine.
Given the youthful exuberance it currently displays, it is ready for immediate enjoyment. Expect a mellow & graceful evolution for 10+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.