Walsh & Sons Roi
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Margret River, WA
From the Winery:
Fresh blue and dark berries on the nose with notes of earth, leaves and dried flowers. A deep and rich palate of plums and spiced chocolate with long pristine tannins.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE
Grown in the sandy, clay soils of our Osmington family vineyard. Planted in 1998 with rows running north to south on a gentle northeast facing slope. The vineyard is in biodynamic conversion. We treat it like a veg patch, heavy compost in Autumn and sheep snapping the odd wire as they browse in winter.
20% handpicked late April before machine harvesting 2-days later. The whole bunches added to vat, the machine component going on top, no crushing or destemming. Wild fermented on skins, until dry. Pressed to a mix of new & old French barrels. A single racking after the Spring equinox otherwise it sits on full lees until February, topping every two weeks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation from Autumn to Spring giving a natural CO2 cover during maturation. The wine remains undisturbed with minimal sulphur added prior to bottling in February. High-quality, smaller corks provide a more drinkable style through bottle aging. The wine is unfined & unfiltered so may present some harmless deposits in the bottle.