Flying Fish Cove Wildberry Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The Wine

Harvested fruit is destemmed, crushed and placed in a fermenter. Selected yeast is added and a controlled fermentation is conducted over a 14 day period. During fermentation the wine is pumped over the skins twice a day to facilitate colour and tannin extraction. A period of post fermentation maceration on-skins softens the tannins. Following fermentation and extended skin contact the wine is matured in 50% new and a selection of one and two year old French oak barriques. After maturation the wine is assembled before a light egg fining and filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

This is a cracking release, more than a little fancy. Fleshy, powerful, tannin and long reach with nose of currants, chocolates, lead pencil and tobacco. It’s classically flavoured, brimful and locks into a determined groove through the finish. Exciting future ahead. Special Value. Drink by: 2035. Score – 96. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 2, 2016)

The Winery

Flying Fish Cove is a located 25km north of Margaret River township along the renowned Caves road in the Wilyabrup sub-regional area. In 2000, a group of 20 grape growers invested in the construction of the Flying Fish Cove winery, which carried out its first vintage in 2001. The experienced winemaking staff produces the renowned Flying Fish Cove label as its signature offering.

Wine Facts

Vintage # 493312
Producer Flying Fish Cove
Release Date 05/27/2017
Country Australia
Region Margaret River
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Style Full Bodied & Firm
Sweetness D – Dry
Alcohol 14.4%
Sugar 3 g/l
Awards
Press
-James Halliday Wine Companion. 96 pts