Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Howard Park Distinguished Sites concept is designed to highlight the distinctive regional and site characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from the very best vineyard sites in the Margaret River and the Great Southern, the two premier West Australian grape growing regions

About the Vineyard

Abercrombie Vineyard. Block 1A, 1B & 2. Mount Barker sub region, Great Southern. Soils - shallow lateritic gravels over sandy, clay loam.

Wine Production

Small parcels are hand-picked and selected parcels remained on skins after fermentation to further enhance the tannin profile while others were pressed at dryness to capture fruit vibrancy.  Barrel maturation - 18 months in 40% new and 60% older French oak barriques. 

Tasting Notes

This wine has a wild, ethereal presence of briary, hedgerow fruits, fragrant sweet spice and doughy oak notes that provide warmth and dimension. More refined than robust, the palate’s soft, plush red fruits give richness and the fine line of tannins, length and structure. 
Production Info
Vineyard name
Abercrombie Vineyard
Vineyard size
38 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Training method
VSP Cane-pruned
Elevation
280 - 314 feet
Vines/acre
632
Yield/acre
1.2 - 2.0 tons
Exposure
Northeastern
Year vineyard planted
1967
Harvest time
April
First vintage of this wine
1999
Bottles produced of this wine
9,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
40% New, 60% Used
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 - 10 days
Fermentation temperature
68 - 82 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
7 - 21
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container
225L and 300L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Certifying Organizations
Winemakers Federation of Australia's Entwine Initiative

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