Forest Hill Vineyard: 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
A dark red, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Western Australia that displays blackcurrant, liqourice and chocolate flavours. An ideal match for roasts.
Dry-grown, low-yielding vineyards planted on gravel loam with an underlying clay base (crucial to non-irrigated vines) from three different sites in the Mount Barker region of Western Australia.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Australia, Western Australia|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork|
|Cellarage||Drink 2023 to 2029.|
|Vinification||Cabernet Sauvignon bunches are de-stemmed prior to crushing and pumped over twice daily, then pressed and transferred to French barrique for the malolactic fermentation. The wine is fined and then matured for 18 months before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.8|
Forest Hill Vineyard
First planted in the late 1960s, Forest Hill Vineyard (located in Mount Barker within the Great Southern region of Western Australia) was bought by the Lyons family in 1996. Today, the 95 hectare estate is headed up by Guy Lyons, and is an accredited James Halliday 5 Star winery. The vineyards produce elegant wines of the highest calibre from a wide variety of plantings - Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Gewürztraminer.
The Lyons family manage Forest Hill Vineyard to ensure soil health, with minimal inputs and sustainable practices. This includes grazing stock and composting of grape material post fermentation.
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