Nine small, separate blocks of estate grown fruit harvested over a period of two weeks were selected for this vintage. The components were matured in twenty percent new French oak for 14 months, the result being a wine of complexity through vineyard expression and time in oak.
A dry Winter and fleeting Spring was followed by a warm growing season with welcome rainfall in December and January leading to full, healthy canopies enabling excellent yields and great flavour development.
Vibrant deep crimson with ruby hues.
Fragrant cassis and crushed fresh herbs interwoven with subtle layers of dusty, earthy notes
Bright and fresh blackberry flavours continue on the medium bodied palate with savoury dark chocolate mingling with the fine grained dusty tannin structure.
Ready to enjoy now, although will gain complexity over the next five to eight years with careful cellaring.
ALKOOMI 2017 BLACK LABEL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Alkoomi vineyards and winery are located in the Frankland River district of Western Australia's Great Southern wine region. The name is taken from local aboriginal dialect and means 'a place we chose' and the logo represents the unique and distinctively Australian Grasstree, Xanthorrhoea preissii. The first plantings were in1971 and the region's long, cool ripening conditions are perfect for growing fruit of intense varietal character.