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Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - TOP 100 WINES OF 2020!  

SHOWING JUST HOW GOOD YARRA CABERNET CAN BE - AND AT AN AMAZING PRICE - THIS IS A JUICY, APPROACHABLE CABERNET, BUT WITH SUBTLE DETAIL AND FINESSE.  

"Quite what a classy Yarra Valley cabernet-dominant blend (4/3/3/2% petit verdot/malbec/merlot/cabernet franc) is doing at this price is beyond me. It is elegant, medium bodied and finely structured, the suite of red/blackcurrant fruits given 12 months in French oak (20% new)." - James Halliday

"Grapes come from a range of warmer vineyards in the northern and southern end of the Yarra Valley. Soils are rocky and hungry, with a clay base and lots of broken sandstone. These north-facing sites are excellent for Cabernet that has clear, juicy, concentrated fruit with soft, silky tannins.

The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. We picked and sorted all varieties by hand. We de-stemmed the grapes and gently crushed them before fermenting them at relatively cool temperatures to accentuate the beautiful aromatics of the Cabernet. The wine stayed on skins for two weeks, during which time colour and tannins were gently extracted. We then gave the wine 10 months to mature in French oak barrels, 30% of which were new."Dominique Portet 

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
VIC- Yarra Valley
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Cabernet
Vintage:
2019
Size:
750mL
Price Category:
$ 0-25

$23.00