2019 Blackjack Cabernet Merlot

2019 Blackjack Cabernet Merlot

Tasting Note:

Blackjack Vineyards is situated on an easterly slope, in the old Apple and Pear growing district of the Harcourt Valley on the foothills of Mt.Alexander. Although just south of Bendigo, the climate is considerably cooler, and normally blessed with “Indian Summer” autumns – cool night and warm clear day- allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. The soil is mostly very old, and not overly fertile, granitic soils. The vineyard is hand pruned and hand-harvested. The Cabernet block was planted in 1989.

The Wine

Fermented in traditional open fermenters, hand plunged and aged in small French oak barriques for 22 months.

Bright ruby red in colour. Red currants, bramble on the nose, mint and herbs. Medium weight palate. Ripe, juicy fruit flavours. Red berry, mint fruits predominate on the palate, against a supportive background of fine firm tannins. Balanced and lingering finish

Try with rosemary infused and garlic slow cooked lamb shoulder.

Suggested cellaring: 4-10 years

Technical Analysis at bottling
Suggested Cellaring 4-10 years
Harvested March 2019
Cabernet Sav. 84% Merlot 16%
Bottled March 2021
pH 3.64
TA 6.0 g/l
Alcohol 13.5%
2019 Blackjack Cabernet Merlot
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