MillsReef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon is made from ultra-premium grapes grown on twenty-one year old vines in our Mere Road Vineyard, located in the celebrated stony Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke’s Bay.

$54.99

This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon is made from ultra-premium grapes grown on twenty-one year old vines in our Mere Road Vineyard, located in the celebrated stony Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke’s Bay.

 

5%
(light)
13%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
5.18
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.65
6.0
(flat)

pH

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were handpicked at ideal physiological ripeness and balance on 22nd and 29th April 2016 at 22.4° Brix. The fruit was destemmed, retaining whole berries which were cold-soaked for 24-hours. Sixty-one percent was allowed wild fermentation, the balance inoculated with selected yeast. The cap was plunged twice daily throughout ferment, until dry. The wine was macerated on its skins for a further 14 days, then pressed to barrel and aged for 17 months in quality oak - 90% French, 10% American oak, 48% being new wood, with one gentle aerated racking. The wine was egg white fined, followed by a pad filtration prior to bottling under screwcap on 23rd November 2017.

Vintage
2017
Variety
Cabernet Merlot Blend
Color
Red
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750ml