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Allegory Cabernet Merlot

Allegory Cabernet Merlot

Allegory Cabernet Merlot – Allegory Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a modern blend of five traditional grape varieties and is crafted to produce a wine with a complete palate profile. It will always provide immediate enjoyment whilst rewarding those who wish to savour after medium term cellaring. Premium grapes from Western Australia’s cool climate regions are blended to create this wine. The traditional Bordeaux grape varieties, which comprise the bulk of this Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, are all well suited to the typical climatic conditions of these regions.

The Vintage The 2014 vintage from the south west of Western Australia was yet another great vintage and extends the succession of highly rated vintage since 2007. The typical weather pattern of sufficient yet below average winter rainfall; a blustery and impulsive spring followed by a warm, dry summer, set the stage for a promising outcome. Whilst noticeable, the native marri blossom was not enough to sate the resident bird populations and netting of vineyards is now embedded in the annual grape growing cycle.

Vineyards and Regions Premium grapes from Western Australia’s cool climate grape growing regions are blended to create this wine. The traditional Bordeaux grape varieties which comprise the bulk of this wine are all well suited to the typical climatic conditions of these regions. Localised weather patterns contribute to variation in ripening cycles and harvest dates, giving rise to increased depth of flavour and complexity in the finished wine.

Winemaking Allegory Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a modern blend of six traditional grape varieties and is crafted to produce a wine with a complete palate profile. After crushing, the grapes are fermented in stainless tanks with traditional pump over to extract colour, tannin and flavour. Maturation in French oak barriques for 8 months produces a wine packed full of ripe fruit flavours and supple oak tannins.

Tasting Notes Deep, dense ruby and garnet in colour with characteristic Cabernet aromas of black and blue berry fruits and freshly rubbed dry herbs. The palate is rich and fleshy from the Merlot contribution, with juicy blackberry, fresh mushrooms and floral notes. Ripe openknit fruit tannins are well integrated with the use of fine grain French oak.

Cellaring Allegory Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot will always provide immediate enjoyment whilst rewarding those who wish to savour over the next 3-5 years.

Food matching Streak and caramelised onion on ciabatta with watercress and mustard.

For more information on our full range of Allegory wines go to:  https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/allegory/

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.burchfamilywines.com.au/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western AustraliaAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2014SKU: ALLGO04

£13.49 a bottle

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Allegory

Allegory is a range of expressive varietal wines that showcases the elegance and vibrancy typical of Western Australia. They are made by Howard Park, a family-owned winery founded in 1986, and one of the state’s best respected producers. Howard Park have a unique combined expertise in both the Margaret River and Great Southern regions, and by carefully blending selected parcels of fruit from each, they allow Allegory to capture the essence of Western Australia.

Western Australia

This state is a relatively small contributor to the country’s grape plantings. However it does not stop the state being responsible for some of the finest wines coming out of Australia. This region clearly has a turning point in its wine producing status. Research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo, in the 1950s, and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone, in the 1960s, indicated that the more southern cooler regions of Western Australia where very well suited for production of world quality wines. Now these regions: Margaret River, Great Southern and Pemberton are the major wine producing regions of Western Australia. Margaret River region is now one of the premium regions of Australia and regarded along with Coonawarra and Yarra Valley as one of the three premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia.

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