SKU: MILEBBCAB21
A mild growing season associated with moderate crop led to slowness and even ripening during harvest 2021, preserving good acidity and balance while in-tensifying varietal characteristics, especially in white varieties and early reds. The late part of the harvest saw some early fall rains and some late red varieties’ concentration was affected, especially in southern Margaret River. Only those with fastidious attention to details managed to attain fully ripened Cabernet Sauvignon in 2021 to make high quality wines. Our vineyards in the Wilyabrup area fared well, having low yields and open canopies. The fruit was selectively machine harvested in from 14th to 18th April 2021, during the early hours of the morning to get the fruit cool to the winery. The selectively harvested fruit was received at the winery before the first lights of the day and immediately destemmed, lightly crushed just to split the berries and put into a fermenter for a 3 day cold soak. Once the ferment started, the ferment was worked with remontages (pump-overs) 2 to 3 times daily, with one delestage (rack and return) mid-way through ferment. The must was pressed at full dryness after 2 weeks on skins and went straight to barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and aging. On this batch, we used only French oak, 30% new and the balance 2 to 4 years old. The best barrels were selected and blended in November 2022 and the wine was bottled that December, filtered but without fining or stabilization. The wine consists of our highest quality blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon from old vineyards in Wilyabrup, majority being from Glamorgan Vineyard and a combination of Clone 126, Houghton Selection and Clone 337. The blend was perfected with a small addition of Petit Verdot (5.8%).

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Margaret River

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied

Palate

The wine breathes elegant, a modest frame with intense fruit flavours reigned in precisely with ample fine grain tight knit tannin to afford a dry finish urging for food. Blackcurrant, plum and strawberry jam flavours carry through to the finish.

Vintage

2021

Food Pairing

Koji-Rubbed Filet Mignon with roast baby carrots and garlic cloves

Awards

Ray Jordan - 92

Gold - Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Comp 2023

Gold - Rutherglen Wine Show 2022

Gold - Asia Wine Challenge 2022

Gold - International Wine & Spirits Awards 2022

Estimated delivery 1,722 PTS or $9.90

Miles from Nowhere

Miles from Nowhere Best Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

$359.88
$29.99 per bottle
or
62,520
PTS
5210 PTS per bottle
QTY

12