2014 Bella Terra Cabernet Appassimento
The pinnacle of our Bella Terra reds.
This amazing wine was crafted with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, hand harvested late in November and dried for 6 weeks at cool temperatures, until an optimal flavour development and concentration was achieved.
The grapes were removed from the drying greenhouse and hand sorted before being gently crushed and destemmed. The Brix after drying ranged from 26.8 to 28.2 and the fermentation proceeded on skins for 3 weeks. After the completion of fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to new French oak barrels where it has been developing for 28 months.
Intense ruby colouring concentrated in the centre, feathering out slightly towards the edge. Dark aromas on the nose of blackberries, black licorice, currants, spices, caramel and pipe tobacco; reminiscent of stout beer. The palate is creamy and spicy with deep flavours of licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso, black raspberry and currents.
“Good things come to those who wait” rings true for this wine. This is a style that is intended to ‘rest’ for many years allowing the flavours and aromas to mature, integrate and develop within the bottle. Beef Brisket slow cooked in red wine will develop deep flavours to match the intensity and boldness of this wine.
Cellar 7 - 10 years
Extremely limited - 75 cases produced
SIZE: 750 mL | VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon | DRY: Dry
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