Vasse Felix Fillius Cabernet Merlot
Varietal: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Clousure: Screw Cap
Region: Margret Rivber, WA
From the Winery:
The individual batches were destemmed and sent as whole berries to stainless steel rotating and static fermenters for wild fermentation. The fruit experienced a few days of gentle soak before the ferment began. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring life to the wine. The resulting wine was pressed off to fine French oak for 12 months maturation prior to blending. Limited racking of the barrels helped to preserve the delicate wild characters captured in this low intervention approach.