Smith & Sheth Cru Omahu Cantera Cabernet Sauvignon /Tempranillo/Cabernet Franc 2019
100% destemmed but not crushed. The three varieties were cofermented and pumped over once a day to ensure gentle extraction during fermentation. After pressing, the wine remained in tank for malolactic fermentation before being transferred to new French (60%) and seasoned American (40%) oak barriques for maturation. The wine was bottled after 21 months in barrel.
Tasting Note - Dense almost opaque black cherry colour. A complex hedonistic nose of warm stones, black orchard fruit, cassis, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla and cedar. The palate is rich, dense and generous without being sweet or overt, with the flavours reflecting the nose alongside a distinctive fine gravelly texture and twist of steel. Incredible cellaring potential although will always be delicious.