2012 Sticks Cabernet Sauvignon 

WINEMAKING

After a cool grwoing season with consistent rainfall and minimal sunshine through the ripening season, Cabernet Sauvignon benefitted from being our last varietal harvested. A late period of sunshine and warmth gave Cabernet the kick it required.

Harvesting was predominantly from our E block hanging cane Cabernet on 18th April, with a small batch harvested from Upper Ngumby Vineyard on 29th April. Destemmed and crushed into static fermenters, the fruit was inoculated for fermentation immediately. When the wines had completed their alcoholic fermentation, one tank was selected and pressed to then fill the other tanks on their skins.

Known as extended maceration, the wines were then kept on their skins for approximately 3 weeks with almost daily tasting. A finesse in the tannins was obtained and the wines pressed.

A combination of 300 L oak vessels, and tanks were selected for maturation of 13 months. The naturally settled wines were then racked and blended prior to a filtration ready for bottling. Bottled in September 2012

Sticks Yarra Valley

$20.00 per bottle
VINTAGE
2012
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CLOSURE
Stelvin
WINEMAKERS
Travis Bush
VITICULTURIST
Darren Edwards
Bright crimson red with purple hues
AROMA
Black currant, leafy, violets, earthy.
Bramble, blackberry, dark chocolate, supple .
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING AREA
100% Yarra Valley
ALCOHOL %/VOL
13.0%
3.45
ACIDITY
6.4 g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL
Ready now, but will reward medium term cellaring of 3-5 years
MATURATION
13 months in a combination of 300 L oak vessels, and tanks.