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Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet/Merlot

Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet/Merlot

Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet/Merlot

Woodlands have produced this Cabernet Franc Merlot blend since 2008. Cabernet Franc is often disobedient in our Cabernet Sauvignon blends, tending to thin out the palate. However, when blended with Merlot, the variety really comes into its own.

The nose sits pretty, with a woven braid of satsuma plums, crushed violet, and an array of oriental spices; cloves, Szechuan pepper, cinnamon and ginger. Underneath, the refreshing scents of rainforest and yellow cedar elicit a walk through aromatic timbers.
The palate is medium bodied, with the spirited acidity of Cabernet Franc combining with a playful pop of red fruits. Lattice-like tannins provide an energetic structure to this wine, finishing with the toasted spices of aniseed and cherry.

While it appears to be an easy drinking red, do not be fooled! This wine has some intelligence and depth, and will be best enjoyed from 2018 to 2023.
Try with;
Chinese five spiced squid
Crispy Skinned Ocean Trout with a spicy Quinoa salad
Chicken and Green olive Moroccan Tagin

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The Wilyabrup Valley is a series of gentle slopes found alongside tributaries to the Wilyabrup Brook. Vines prosper on the Wilyabrup soils.
The gravel subsoil ensures good drainage, while the high clay content enables good water retention throughout summer.
The weather in the Wilyabrup Valley is characterised by high winter rainfall and long dry summers. The Indian Ocean surrounds the region to the north and west, providing a moderating effect on the temperature.
The Wilyabrup Valley is a place with a history of being “different”, recognised well before wine. The combination of laterite topsoil and gravel subsoil, the mix of the Southern Ocean with the Indian, and the watercourses that have given the land its slopes, all make a place with its own voice.

Fine wine is a subtle thing. Often the difference between one terroir and another is that “from time to time it rains there, but it doesn’t rain here”, or “a warm wind comes through the valley here, but not there”. It all adds up, if you’re paying attention, and if you can capture it.

We’ve always believed in Wilyabrup. Woodlands wines will only ever come from 100% Wilyabrup Valley fruit – not for any perception of quality, it is simply who we are. This is where we’re from, and that’s why Wilyabrup Valley is front and center on the label. We hope our Wilyabrup Valley series can take you here, to our little valley.

Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet/Merlot

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverVintage: 2016/8SKU: WOODL01

£22.00 a bottle

Out of stock

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