2009
Xabregas
'Estate'
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Barker

This wine is a true expression of the terroir and shows the quality of the fruit grown in the Figtree vineyard. A majestically balanced wine made from 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

The mild conditions of ‘09 were helped by both sunshine and moisture at the right times. A longer ripening period resulted in more structure to the wine. The was put to oak for malolactic fermentation, then transferred to a combination of new and one year old French oak for 20 months. It was fermented at around 77 degrees Fahrenheit for seven days until it was pressed off skins in a membrane press. Pressings were returned to the free run juice and the wine had no fining or partial filtration prior to bottling.

Deep garnet with a hint of purple in color, this presents notes of blackberry preserves, creme de cassis and mocha with hints of mulberries, leather and spice box. Full-bodied with a good amount of warm berry and spice flavors in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of chewy tannins and lively acid, finishing long with some dried fruit notes coming through.

  • Region: Mount Barker
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Vineyard: Figtree Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 13 years old
  • Yield: 3.1 tons per acre
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Skirting the south-west Australian coast for over 125 miles and pushing northwards back into the hinterland almost 60 miles, this is a very large region even by Australian standards. It ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the unequivocally inland and continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River; from fat country to lean, with... Learn More »

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