The West Cape Howe winery is situated on the undulating, historical and picturesque property of Langton on Muir Highway, Mount Barker, Western Australia. The property was purchased from Goundrey in 2009. This state-of-the-art winery is a world class facility, importantly located in Mount Barker, the premier fruit source location for West Cape Howe.
It's the exceptionally fine fruit quality of the Great Southern region and the combined skill and artistry of viticulture and winemaking that provides the West Cape Howe wine drinker with a truly memorable experience. West Cape Howe has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in Western Australia, giving unequalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.
The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and flavour profile from premium vineyards surrounding Mount Barker. The 10 day ferment included daily pumpovers for ideal tannin and colour extraction before the ferment was pressed. The separate portions were aged for 18 months in a selection of new and older French barriques. The final blend was decided using those premium parcels that typify a Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon. A further 12 months ageing in bottle before release allowed this wine to be in perfect balance.
A selection of the best parcels of grapes from West Cape Howe's oldest vineyards in Mount Barker, matured for 18 months in French oak. The bright colour and purity of the fruit on the bouquet set the antennae waving, the palate cast in the same mould, with purity its middle name. Red and blackcurrant fruit provides the full menu for first class entertainment. Drink to: 2030; Date Tasted: Sept 2017; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion
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