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Driftwood Estate Artifacts Meritage Red

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Meritage Red

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Meritage Red

Driftwood has used Petit Verdot to lead the charge in this blend, with smaller parcels of Cabernet, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot adding depth and complexity.
 
Vibrant, youthful deep red. Cedar oak over concentrated dark berry fruit. Deep and fleshy with a vibrant mix of plum and blackberry fruit, fresh toasty oak, notes of graphite and iodine, crunchy acidity and deep tannin foundation.

Powerful, full bodied, concentrated flavours of dark chocolate, wild berry compote and rose petals framed by fine powdery lingering tannins and poised acidity create a luscious, commanding wine with length, poise and elegance.

 
 
To find out more about the winery go to http://www.driftwoodwines.com.au

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2016Grape Details: Red BlendSKU: DRIFT10

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Driftwood Estate

Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.
In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.
The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.

Western Australia

Regarded as one of Australia’s best wine producing regions. It is synonymous with a new era in Australian wine. Margaret River really began its vineyard life as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone. In 1965 Dr Gladstone’s report indicated that the region had all the attributes to produce world quality wines. This advise was acted on by Dr Tom Cullity who set up his Vasse Felix vineyard near Willyabrup, followed by Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Di who set up Cullen Wines. The climate is regarded as ‘cool’ because of its long slow ripening season. This region is regarded along with Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley as one of the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho.

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