Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia
All of the fruit is sourced from Fowles estate vineyards – Upton Run and Billi’s vineyards – in the super cool-climate Strathbogie Ranges of Central Victoria at an elevation of over 1600 feet. The Fowles family is very committed to ethical and sustainable viticultural practices, as well as hunting and living off the 800 acre expanse they occupy in this remote region, Matt Fowles launched the Farm to Table range of wines to help promote this deep connection to the land.
The wine is fermented in high tech, stainless steel, sweep-arm fermenters and at a cool 77° F to maximize flavor and color. The wine was matured for 9 months using a combination of new and used French oak (60%) and American oak (40%) barrels, with 20% new.
PH 3.64 T/A 6.4 g/L Alc 14.8%
Vintage Comments: 2015 was a superb year for full-bodied reds such as this. The ideal weather conditions meant that the Cabernet tannins were beautifully ripe and soft, assisting in making this wine very approachable.
90 points – Wine & Spirits Magazine