Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot & Merlot
Region Western Australia
Appellation Margaret River
Alcohol Degree 14.50%
Vinification At the winery all varieties were destemmed and pumped into static fermenters, where co-fermentation was carried out, using sequential inoculation of various selected yeasts. Extraction of colour and flavour was by pump-over 3 times per day and temperatures controlled to a maximum of 30⁰C. Time on skins varied a little for each variety – Cabernet Sauvignon 14 days; Malbec for 11 days; Merlot for 14 days and Petit Verdot for 16 days. After pressing, each variety underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
Ageing/Maturation After malolactic fermentation, each variety was racked to wood where all barrels were French oak and all were 225 litre volume. In keeping with the emphasis of retaining maximum fruit depth, there were no new barrels used. Time in wood was 18 months. After barrel aging the wine was racked and blended in stainless steel and fining trials were carried out.
Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2015 (6-Pack + 1 FREE)
**Sold as a 6-Pack, with 1 bottle FREE - 7 bottles total**
Colour and condition: deep brick red, in bright condition
Nose: lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry notes in the background
Palate: As with the nose, dominated by dark fruit notes, with juicy blackberry and red currant flavours; the acidity and tannin are firm but not in any way aggressive and are well balanced
Planted in 1969 Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River wine region, located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup, Western Australia. Clare & Keith Mugford, as winemakers, viticulturalists & proprietors, have been making wine & tending the vineyard at Moss Wood since 1984 & 1979, respectively. Their exacting viticulture ensures the production of grapes of excellent quality & they have created a stable of fine wines distinguished by their consistency over each vintage & their ability to age superbly. The Moss Wood & Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality.