Church Road Tom Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015
66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot sourced from the Bridge Pa Triangle winegrowing district and The Gimblett Vineyard. Selective harvesting was employed to target only the lowest vigour soils, down to part rows where required. The fruit was then destemmed, lightly crushed, and fermented warm in open top French oak cuves. The caps were regularly broken and wetted to ensure a steady, gentle extraction. The resultant wine was filled to a selection of the finest French oak barrels (74% new) for 20 months subsequent maturation. The final wine has been bottled unfined and unfiltered to maximise quality.
Accolades: 97 points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review