Dear UMAMU family,
We are honoured to offer you this Margaret River Cabernet Merlot, inspired by Aunty May of ex Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux. Aunty May is why we planted the varieties to produce this blend in 1997. The blend in 2017 is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon & 21% Merlot. Click here to read more about our story with Aunty May.
The fermentation was in a combination of open and closed static tanks and was completed in the tank before being pressed off skins at dryness after 12-18 days of skin contact.
The wine was then matured for 10 months in about one third new French oak from the forests of Allier, Nevers and the centre of France.