Best of the Best – 96 Points
No 1 Pick – Woodlands “ Clémentine ” Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot 2015
From the man that gave us Better than Grange on the Woodlands Margaret 2012 now gives Woodlands their next high praise for theClémentine 2015.
2015 Woodlands Clémentine Technical Tasting Notes
Appellation : Woodlands Brook Vineyard, Wilyabrup Valley, Margaret River
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot and 11% Malbec
Average Age of Vines: 13 years
Clone of Vines: Cabernet Sauvignon – Houghton’s
Surface Area : 7.5ha
Soil : The soils are Wilyabrup Class 1 – with a clay loam top soil, a bed of gravel and then a bed of white clay.
Exposure – Slope: The vineyard faces north west on a very gentle west facing slope, surrounded by south facing pastoral land
Harvest : March 2015
Average Yields: Cabernet Sauvignon 12 hl/ha, Merlot 28 hl/ha, Petit Verdot 28 hl/ha and Malbec 17 hl/ha
Vine Density: 3000 vines/ha
Production: 7600 bottles/633 Cases
Vinification (Fermentation): Fermented in small stainless steel fermenters. Following fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon portions remained on skins for 28 days.
Oak handling/duration: 18 months in French Oak, 70% new- the remainder one year old
Date of bottling: 24 November 2016
Acidity (TA): 6 g/l
Sugar: 0.18 g/l