Aramis 2012 White Label Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet from our McLaren Vale family vineyard is one for the purists – elegant, structured and with great finesse. Concentrated dark berry fruit and liquorice flavours are beautifully balanced with firm tannins and subtle smoky notes, leading to a smooth yet savoury finish.
All fruit for our reds comes from our stunning 64 acre vineyard, located at the bottom of McLaren Vale, just 2km away from the coast of the Gulf St Vincent. The steep southerly aspect protects the vines from the intense afternoon sun and allows the entire vineyard to enjoy the cooling sea breeze that comes in from the south west. With one of the coolest vineyard sites in the Vale we are able to produce elegant wines that balance rich primary fruit flavours with the characteristic earthiness and minerality associated with the region. The vineyards are planted exclusively with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes – our sole objective is to produce the best possible wines that reflect our unique vineyard site.
The grapes were harvested and then crushed to open fermenters. After 8 gentle days on skins the free run fraction was run off, and the skins were carefully pressed. The free run and pressing fractions were then combined. After 24 hours the wine was racked to a mixture of French oak barrels and tanks, where it was matured for 18 months.
REGION: McLaren Vale
VARIETY: 100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON