2017 Terra Riche End Game The Rook Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Terra Riche End Game The Rook Cabernet Sauvignon

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RRP: $40.00 per bottle12% OFF

$34.99

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Expert Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionWhole berry, tank-fermented, 40 days on skins, matured for 13 months in French oak (32% new). Altogether stylish, elegant, complete and balanced… I could go on. This is a lovely drink at a ridiculously small price.

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Terra Riche
Frankland River
2017
750ml
14.2%
Cellar to 2027
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Full round mouthfeel of dark fruits, earthiness and mocha. The mid-palate is rich with well integrated fine tannins, supported by complex elegant oak and a long finish.

How was it made?

The 2017 vintage had a wet winter followed by dry and warm conditions for summer which continued well into autumn. Due to the perfect slow ripening pattern both red and white grape varieties showed intense colour, aroma and concentrated flavours while achieving perfect tannin ripeness.

The fruit was picked then destemmed / crushed into small open fermenters and cold soaked for 8 days. The fermenters were pumped over with aeration twice a day, temperature was held around 25°C, with a 10 day extended maceration. The wine was then transferred to barrel for its malolactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was minimally fined
then bottled after 13 months maturation. 

Who made it?

When you mix together a vineyard with over 20 years of growth located in the heart of the Great Southern, three best mates (Luke, Coby & Ken) two of whom just happen to be winemakers (Luke & Coby), a barrel load (more than 35 years) of winemaking experience, a direct channel into export markets (Ken) and an exciting new concept – Terra Riche – the recipe is there for something great. James Halliday commented in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion that “Luke Eckersley and Coby Ladwig are two of the most experienced winemakers in the Great Southern. In various ways, and for various businesses, they have demonstrated their winemaking skills again and again.” The concept is a simple one – make the best varietal wines from the Great Southern of Western Australia and enjoy doing it. Terra Riche was named in the Top Ten best new wineries in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion along with a 5 star rating for their first release of wines. “The quality of the wines made for the first release is excellent, typical of Coby and Luke’s skills.” James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion.

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