6 bottles for HK$828 (average $138 per bottle)
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot
Behind its deep cherry color, this Cabernet reveals in tense aromas of red fruits, plum, dry leaf and toffee. It is round, well-balanced in the mouth, with soft and silky tannins and features subtle notes of oak and lots of blackberry fruit. The Merlot adds softness and a subtle floral note on the nose.
Specific cuartels of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested, crushed after a selection table cleaning and deposited in 24,000 tanks for cold maceration for four days. The musts were pumped over twice a day allowing the juice to be in constant contact with the skins all through the fermentation and for a slow extraction of tannins and flavours to proceed. Once or twice during the fermentation process, the entire tanks were pumped out and back to be sure of breaking the sombrero or hat of skins on top. The Cabernet’s post-fermentation maceration lasts between five and seven days and depends strictly upon a tasting daily. After malolactic fermentation, the musts were aged in second through fifth use oak barrels of 225 litres for at least eight months toward encouraging a healthy complement of oak structure amidst heaps of honest fruit. The wine was aged in the bottle for at least six months more before release.