2017

Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon

Unashamedly medium bodied with soft fruit and a fine tannin structure.

$20.00 /750ml

VARIETAL

100% Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION

EMBERS CABERNET SAUVIGNON

VINTAGE

2017

ALCOHOL

14.3%

VOLUME

750 mL

ACIDITY

PH

2017 Vintage

2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of
elegant, perhaps even medium bodied wines, though ripe in flavour,
vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination
with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and
good acid retention. Canopy management and fruit thinning was
imperative to allow for even, persistent ripening. April was the driest on
record, the extra hang time has resulted in lovely early drinking reds with
soft approachable tannins.

Vineyards

The fruit for this wine was largely sourced from three sub-regions of
Margaret River: The major portion comes from Wilyabrup, with smaller
parcels from Wallcliffe and Yallingup. The Wilyabrup portion provides mid
-palate generosity, chocolate notes and lovely fine tannins. The Yallingup
component gives wonderful colour and dark fruit flavours, the Wallcliffe
portion gives beautiful Cabernet perfume and elegance.

Winemaking

Soft extraction techniques and cooler than normal ferment temperatures
have resulted in a generously-fruited, fleshy wine with lovely lifted
Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics. All batches were fermented separately
before being transferred into older French oak barrels to undergo
maturation for 12 months. After maturation in barrel the wine was
blended, fined, filtered and then bottled.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Embers Cabernet Sauvignon has lifted aromas of violets, ripe
black fruits with chocolate and cedar notes. This year’s wine is a little finer
and more structured than previous vintages. Flavours of Satsuma plum,
blackberry and chocolate underpin this wine. Unashamedly mediumbodied with soft fruits and a fine tannin structure.

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