Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River DJL 2015
Perfectly approachable in its youth, this wine will comfortably cellar for several years.
Technical DetailsCountry: Australia
Region: Margaret River
Appellation: Margaret River
Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: 50% of blend was Estate grown on our Boodjudup and Stevens Road vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. The remainder was predominantly sourced from two Margaret River Grower vineyards (45%) in Wilyabrup and Wallcliffe. A small portion (5%) of Cabernet selected from a mature Geographe vineyard complemented the final blend.
Aging/Cooperage: The fruit was crushed and destemmed then fermented in static fermenters at 26°C for 5 – 7 days. A significant portion (30%) was left for a period of extended maceration on skins followed by a gentle pressing adding plushness and a savoury textural element to the wine. The various batches underwent MLF in a combination of tank and barrel before 14 months’ maturation in a selection French oak barriques (30% new).
About The Producer
Xanadu Wines was established by Dr John Lagan in 1977. Located in Margaret River, Western Australia, where the Mediterranean climate not only offers a perfect grape growing environment, but its idyllic scenery is a testament to its poetic namesake, an exotic setting for making wines that embody all that is Margaret River.A highly respected winery tucked away in Australia’s south-western corner, Xanadu is proud of its ongoing commitment to crafting exciting wines of outstanding quality.
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