Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Yarra Valley Victoria
Agincourt is one of the more sheltered blocks at Yarra Yering, vines were established circa 1990 and yield the finest harvests of Malbec anywhere in the nation. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a quarter of the gentle Malbec, grapes are all hand picked, crushed and destemmed into good old fashioned, half tonne open top fermenters, manually plunged twice daily and treated to extended time on skins for a softening of tannins. Batches are delicately basket pressed into seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic and twenty months maturation.
Dark scarlet red. Perfumed nose of cherries and bramble, dark currants and varietal leaf, a distinct herbaceousness which speaks of terroir. The classic Cabernet black and blue berry palate, black cherry and robust plum, cassis and leafy herbal notes, Malbec playing its part with inky robust fruit, vibrancy and ample tannins, exquisitely balanced.