Long Yarn 2017 Cabernet Merlot
Intense cassis, fresh herb and eucalypt before plum, cranberry, spice, gravel and minerals. The aromas are pronounced and primary. Rich black fruits coat the palate. Waves of cassis and chocolate before a lick of spice. Primary fruits lead before secondary mineral, vanilla tones creep in and tie the wine together nicely.
92% Cabernet and 8% Merlot fruit sourced from our own Loom Vineyard in the McLaren Vale region. Fermentation was carried out on skins with two pump-overs daily to ensure good extraction. Following fermentation, the wine went into neutral French and American oak for 16 months, with a small portion put in new French oak to impart further flavour and complexity. (14%ABV)