Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2016 (Margaret River, Western Australia) "...chocolate, dark fruit, violet..."
All fruit parcels were selectively machine harvested before being tipped directly into open fermenters or pumped into static fermenters for a few days soaking on skins. Once the ferments kicked in, we started plunging and doing pump-overs for subtle tannin extraction. The individual batches were fermented around 18-25 degees, pressed and then transferred into new and used French oak barrels for maturation. After 12 months in 20% new French oak the Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec was blended, fined and then bottled.