The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were hand harvested on the 27th March; the Touriga on 13th April (my birthday). Both varieties were made separately, but in similar manners. Fermentation was in a few open 1 tonne fermenters, with thrice daily plunging. There was no temperature control.
Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon wine remained on skins for two weeks, the Touriga 11 days. Mlf occurred during this period. The wine was subsequently pressed. Pressings wine was not separated. The wine was allowed to settle for 2 weeks, and then transferred to French oak barriques, 20% new. It remained in these barrels for 24 months.
Following barrel maturation, the barrels were blended, fined with free range egg whites, and prepared for bottling. After bottling, the wine was then allowed to relax in bottle for a further 24 months prior to being made available for sale. This wine was released in August, 2015.
This wine is 100% bottled under screw cap.
Total production is 350 cases.
A blend of classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, and the classic Portuguese variety Touriga. Cabernet Sauvignon is well known in Margaret River, whereas Touriga less so. Touriga is one of the main varieties in the Portuguese Vintage Ports. It has wonderful spicy red and black fruit flavours, with a medium to full bodied palate, and puts an interesting twist on Cabernet Sauvignon. Touriga is also known as Touriga Nacional.
Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon,
Brand name : Flowstone cabernet sauvignon 2011,
Liquor style : red wine,
Country : Australia,
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon ,
Wine Guide 2016
Immensely powerful and quite muscular cabernet that drives through such a long, focused finish. Loads of blackcurrant with a sliver or two of black olive. Richer dark chocolate and a subtle graphite character. The tannins are firm and assertive but this is a wine that needs that sort of structure. It’s made for the long haul. CELLAR 20 years