Price: VND 1.080.000 / bottle
Brand: Evans & Tate
Product Series: Redbrook Reserve
Liquor Style: White wine
Current Vintage: 2014
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Vineyard Region: Margaret River
Vinification and Maturation:
The exceptional 2014 vintage started the previous September, with high rainfall to set up the vines. The dry but not hot summer that followed was particuarly perfect for our older Cabernet blocks and continued right up until harvest. The mild conditions ensured vibrant yet delicate fruit flavours and a unique fineness of tannin.
At perfect ripeness, the fruit was selectively handpicked at dawn, then gently loaded into an airbag press with the juice being continuously tasted to ensure only the finest quality was used in the blend.
All juice went straight into new French oak to wild ferment. This helped to impart textural and aromatic complexity to the end wine. When each barrel finished fermentation it was lees stirred fortnightly for ten months to provide texture and mouthfeel in the end wine. A minimal handling approach has produced a unique, delicate Chardonnay that will develop great complexity over time.
Colour: Pale to mid straw with a fresh green rim.
Aroma: Lifted aromas of citrus, pear, rock melon, honeydew and nectarine fruits with subtle dried herb notes.
Palate: Freshly toasted spices, malt and tropical notes from wild barrel fermentation persist, with layers of complexity that will develop beautifully over time.
Cellaring: Although beautiful now, will continue to develop complexity for at least ten years from vintage.
Wine Maker: Matt Byrne