Lifestyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2023

Lifestyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2023

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Vintage
2023
Grape variety 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Oak maturation 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barriques (20% new) for 12 months
Alcohol 13.8% Alc/Vol
Release date April 2024
Colour Deep red with purple hue.
Aroma Clean and perfumed with a ripe fruit core and a subtle earth complexity. There are fruit characters of mulberry and cassis with bay leaf and cedar oak.
Palate A soft and plush texture aided by silky tannins. There are ripe fruit characters of cassis and mulberry with bay leaf, subtle oak and gravel dust.
Food matches Meat dishes, saucy pastas and cheeses.
Peak drinking
Drinking well now but will develop further over the next 5 to 8 years.

Viticulture

Fruit is sourced from neighboring properties in the most northern sub-region of Margaret River (Yallingup). Meticulous management of bud numbers and shoot thinning continues to ensure a balanced canopy and full fruit ripeness. The 2023 vintage was a warm year in Margaret River allowing plenty of time during February and March to ripen fruit to our specification.

Winemaking

Each parcel of fruit was gently crushed into small open fermenters with traditional heading down boards where fermentation was carried out under strict temperature controlled conditions. Extraction was achieved by daily draining of wine away from skins and returning back over the top, with fermentation and maceration times varying from 7 to 30 days. The wine was pressed to tank, where 100% was sent to new and older French oak barriques to complete maturation.

Storage / Bottling

After 15 months of ageing, the wine was carefully blended to achieve this friendly Margaret River style. Bottled in a premium claret bottle using a screwcap closure. This closure will ensure the wine retains its youth and fruit integrity.

Awards & Achievements

Lifestyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Wine Showcase Magazine 2023 | 95 Points
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2023 | Silver
The Real Review | Silver 91 points
Royal Queensland Wine Show 2023 | Bronze
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023 | Bronze
Wine Show of Western Australia 2023 | Bronze
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2023 | Bronze
Margaret River Wine Show 2023 | Bronze

Lifestyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

James Halliday Wine Companion | 93 points *Plus special value wine

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021 | Gold
Winestate Magazine, Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge 2022 | 96 Points
London Int Wine Challenge 2022 | Silver
Decanter Wine Awards 2022 | Silver
Australian Small Winemakers Show 2022 | Silver
Margaret River Wine Show 2022 | Silver
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021 | Silver
Margaret River Wine Show 2021 | Silver
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2022 | Silver
Decanter Premium Online 2022 | 91 points
Royal Sydney Wine Awards 2022 | Bronze
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2021 | Bronze
Wine Show of Western Australia 2021 | Bronze
National Wine Show 2022 | Bronze