2013 THE RINGMASTER CLARE VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2015
5 STAR WINERY
The colour is deep purple with red hues and has a bouquet that is complex with violets, spice and black fruit. The palate has good fruit intensity and length with cedar and oak spice balanced with fine long tannins and good acidity. It was dry and cool from late August and into the New Year a small crop ensured that it was again an early vintage.
The fruit was picked inearly-March, destemmed and crushed before fermentation in Potter fermenters. The juice was racked and returned once a day for 2 weeks and at sugar dryness the skins were pressedandthe wine was then transferred to tank and Malolactic fermentation was induced, once the malo was complete the wine was returned to oak were it aged for 18 months.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%
Yields per acre: 1.5 tonnes
Cases produced: 2500
Appellation: Clare Valley
Filtration and fining: Minimal at bottling
Varietal composition: 100% Carbernet Sauvignon
Length of barrel maturation: 18 months