Mount Rozier 2019 Fire Pit Cabernet Sauvignon

The Fire Pit Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine displays a dark purple colour. It shows beautiful aroma of dark sweet fruit, hints of ripe cassis and subtle dark chocolate spice. It has a broad, succulent and silky palate with plenty of red fruit, smoky cigar box and soft roasted almonds notes. Fine, textured tannins on the finish.

Technical Notes

The vineyard is planting on a Southeast-facing slope and the roots burrow deep into well weathered granites soils. The grapes are harvested at 25°balling. Hand picking ensures that only the very best fruit enters the cellar. Upon arrival at the cellar the grapes are pre-chilled before processing. Once chilled they are gently destemmed, and the berries cold soaked for two days before fermentation can occur. Open fermenter tanks are filled with whole berries and it allows for a slow extraction of tannins and an intense fruit driven profile. Punch downs are done by hand to ensure delicate tannins in this wine. After fermentation, extended maceration on the skins is allowed for 2 weeks. Extended maceration allows the components to mesh and achieve greater harmony. Tanks were gently pressed, and the free run wine was racked into 5000 L wooden barrels for 6 months to extract light notes of wood characters.