2012 Robert Bowen Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
"My (Robert Brown) objective with this wine was to demonstrate in my own style the potential of Cabernet Sauvignon from the northern vineyards of the Margaret River wine region. This wine represents the culmination of 39 vintages working with this variety in Western Australia. Making this wine was very rewarding and I am very happy with the result.”
Grapes were hand picked at dawn and fermented in small open-top fermenters. Wild yeast from the 162 year old cellar was allowed to initiate primary fermentation, following which the wine was run straight to oak barrels for malo-lactic fermentation. Barrel selection was paramount. After minimal handling and 20 months in oak, the wine was bottled in November 2013.