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Madfish Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Madfish Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Madfish Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot by Burch Family Vineyards. A great blend of a huge variety of grapes 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, Remaining 11% comprised of Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Shiraz.

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.

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.

 Madfish 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 – Madfish 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.

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.

Madfish Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot goes well with steak and caramelised onion on ciabatta with watercress and mustard. 

It can be drunk now or cellared for the next 3-5 years.

For more information about Madfish Wines go to https://www.madfishwines.com.au/

See our UK range at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/madfish-wines/

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western AustraliaAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2016Style: Fruit PackedFlavours: , , , , Grape Details: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, Remaining 11% comprised of Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, ShirazFood: BBQed lamb kebabs dipped in a basil pesto.SKU: MADFI01

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MadFish Wines

“MadFish, produced by Howard Park Wines, are wines with an emphasis on enjoyment and drinkability. They are for people who enjoy the pleasures of life: family, friends, food and wine.
As the story suggests, the MadFish name is derived from the magnificent MadFish Bay near the Howard Park Great Southern winery. The traditional aboriginal water turtle design on the label is a symbol of perseverance and tolerance – no doubt characteristics displayed by the poor fish in MadFish Bay who are constantly under attack by their predators.”

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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