2017 Driftwood The Collection Shiraz Cabernet

2017 Driftwood The Collection Shiraz Cabernet

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You wouldn't naturally think of Margaret River as Shiraz Cab country, but this red lobs up plenty of flavour to make the case.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitA wonderfully styled red; the perfumed bouquet shows blackberry, blueberry, toasted spice, olive and almond characters. It’s wonderfully weighted on the palate, displaying excellent fruit intensity and fleshy texture, brilliantly framed by fine, grainy tannins. AU$25.00. www.driftwoodwines.com.au. Nov 2019

Tech stuff

Shiraz Cabernet Blend
Driftwood
Margaret River
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Lively vibrant aromas of cherry-plum compote, raspberry, clove and vanilla. A generous wine on the palate offering rich bramble fruit and smooth dark chocolate flavours, well supported by youthful plush tannins, supple acidity, toasty mocha oak and a long succulent finish.

How was it made?

The growing season started late with budburst commencing approximately 3 weeks later than normal due to a wet and cooler winter. Spring continued with generally cool, mild weather ensuring a good even start. Flowering and fruit-set commenced in earnest from mid-November with spectacular results leading to some very thoughtful decisions about early crop thinning, particularly in the reds. This was the year that kept on giving with
yields in both varieties up considerably, luckily flavours and intensity were great too.

The shiraz and cabernet batches came in clean and vibrant between the 3rd and 26th of April with a range of physiological ripeness: 13.2 – 14.8 °Be, 4.5 – 6.1 g/L TA and 3.46 – 3.72 pH. All batches were machine harvested in the cool of the night and crushed to fermenters. A mixture of pre-fermentation cold soak and immediate yeast inoculation techniques were used to harness the unique array of characteristics coming from each block and variety. Colour and phenolics were gently extracted using aerative and closed pump over techniques. All batches were co-inoculated for MLF and pressed off skins at or around 0°Be. Once primary fermentation and MLF were complete in tank they were transferred to a mixture of 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels and tanks for 18 months maturation. Tank matured batches had 3g/L new French oak stave additions. Batches were blended in August 2018 and allowed to integrate in tank prior to being filtered in preparation for bottling in January 2019

Who made it?

Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition. Driftwood Estate is fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super-premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, their winemaking philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that wine lovers can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.

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