The 2020 “Isabella” is a single vineyard Bordeaux blend comprising predominately Cabernet Sauvignon (~70%), along with Malbec, Merlot and a small amount (~5%) of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The percentages are approximate only.
Situated one hundred and thirty metres above sea level, the vineyard is uniquely placed to receive cooling sea breezes from both the east and west. The site orientation is north/south with vine spacing at 1.5m and row width of 2.5m. The soil profile is a classic example of the well-drained gravelly soil famed in the region. Extensive granite gneiss rocks are present on site which adds to the mineral complexity available to the vines.
This classic Bordeaux blend delivers aromas of cassis, bay leaf, and crushed violets. The palate shows ample and refined, with hints of cedar, cocoa and graphite well supported by a framework of firm yet fine tannins. Sourced from an exceptional, gravel rich vineyard in the Yallingup hills, this wine is a true reflection of season and site.
Best served with rich red meats, game, pasta or spicy Asian dishes.
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Sub Region: Yallingup
Winemaker: Josephine Perry
Harvest Date: By hand 28 February 2020 & 12 March 2020
Bottling Date: 20 June 2021
Closure: Grade 1 natural cork and all bottles are wax sealed by hand
Bottle Type: Bordeaux Renaissance Cork Cannelle