Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Colour: Deep purpled crimson
Nose: Elegant, finely composed nose of violets, blackberries and cedar. Sculpted in style it lifts out the glass with pencil shavings, tobacco, graphite and hints of liquorice.
Palate: Layers of refined flavours linger as the velvet like texture rolls on and on. Classically styled, with plushness and balanced flavours this will continue to evolve in the future.
Alcohol: 14.6 %
REGION: Clarendon, McLaren Vale: 10 kms N/E of McLaren Vale and 250 metres higher above sea level. We pick 2-3 weeks later than McLaren Vale and enjoy longer, milder, more consistent ripening conditions.
CONDITIONS: Favourable winter rains were shadowed by bright sunny conditions in Spring. The healthy environment encouraged the vines to respond in retaliation to the prior vintages’ lowered crop levels. The vines shot fruit that looked healthy and was in abundance from day one. The consistent mild growing season saw fruit ripen earnestly. An unusual early veraison paved the way for continued steady development. Bunch thinning was was looking a certainty but the vines pulled the fruit in to line and all fruit was evenly ripened and looked outstanding. The Brookman vineyard is dry grown in heavy clay soils. Hand picking took place over several passes to ensure optimal ripeness of the fruit.
WINEMAKING: Low yielding, dry grown 67 y/o vines are hand picked thereby culturing whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. This increases the retention of the grape’s varietal essence and minimises bitter tannin extract. All pressings are returned to the barrel and bottled onsite without fining or filtration.
MATURATION: 18 months, 75% brand new, tight-grained French Oak. 25% 1-3 year old hierarchy. Barrels are finally hand selected by winemaking team.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BEST DRINKING: 2020-2040
TECHNICAL: Alc/Vol: 14.6% TA: 6.2 g/Lt pH: 3.75
PRODUCTION: 7,350 Bottles
WINEMAKER: Roman Bratasiuk