Moss Wood Amy’s Cabernet Blend 2017
Across all the varieties in the Moss Wood Amy’s Cabernet Blend 2017 blend, they use a similar technique, with fermentations in closed tanks, with pump-overs for colour and flavour extraction. Time on skins is typically shorter than the Moss Wood and Ribbon Vale reds, varying from 9 days for the Petit Verdot to 16 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot. After pressing, the wine was blended and then racked to 228 litre French oak barrels, although there was no new oak. Our intention is to ensure the Amy’s always has good fruit depth and so a short time in old barrels gives us sufficient complexity.
This wine is very deep brick red hue, almost blue tints, in bright condition in colour. The theme of the nose is ripe berries, with all the typical features of the 4 varieties in the blend – red current from Cabernet Sauvignon, blackberry from Merlot, plums and spices from Malbec and black jubes and musk from Petit Verdot. Palate: In the same mould as the nose, the palate has great fruit concentration and length, courtesy of all the dark berry flavours. This sits over and all but covers a firm structure of acid and tannin, so the result is very drinkable.
The Finer Details
Style – Red Wine
Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 10%, Malbec 7%, Petit Verdot 4%
Country – Australia
Region – Margaret River, Western Australia
Vintage – 2017
Bottle Size – 750ml
ABV – 13.5%