First Drop Wines Jr Gantos Mclaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga Nacional 2006

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This wine displays all the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon – blackcurrant, chocolate with a hint...

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Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit is crushed/destemed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C for 8 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ‘aerative pump overs’ and ‘drain and returns’ which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transfered to a combination of new (25%) and 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wine matures sur lie for 24 months. This wine was bottled unfiltered in April 2008.

Tasting Notes:

This wine displays all the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon – blackcurrant, chocolate with a hint of herbaceousness delivered on a rich palate of dense, firm tannins. But JR Gantos loves his port, and couldn’t help adding a dash (5%) of Touriga Nacional, which gives a varietal floral lift. St Estephe on steroids meets the Douro! Luscious, seductive, luxuriant...

The fruit is crushed/destemed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C for 8 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ‘aerative pump overs’ and ‘drain and returns’ which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transfered to a combination of new (25%) and 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wine matures sur lie for 24 months. This wine was bottled unfiltered in April 2008.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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