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Clairault Streicker Wines

2013 Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Condition

The Maritime climate of the Margaret River and surrounding areas makes grape growing a pleasure. The warm dry summers and cool wet winters allow vines to prosper in relatively low disease pressure conditions. The ideal scenario is for plentiful winter rains to leave the soils with good levels of stored moisture which can then be drawn on as required by the actively growing vines, with the occasional summer rains to wash dust from the leaves and top up the soil profile.

Winemaking Note

The fruit is harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, so that each berry is just split. This is to ensure minimal berry degradation during the fermentation process and to promote fresh, clean flavour production by our very specifically selected yeast strain. Our ferments are, by industry standards, cool and gentle, allowing slower, more controlled extraction of tannin and flavour. The wine is pumped over three times a day and then judiciously backed off as the wine develops. This wine was on skins in the fermenter for 14 days, before gentle pressing and barrelling down. The result is clean, pure fruit flavours, boasting supple yet powerful tannin. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 18 months before the wine was removed from barrels, clarified and bottled.

Tasting Notes

At 40 years of age, the 'A-block' Cabernet Sauvignon is the oldest planting in the Clairault vineyard. Hand-picked and with a lyre trellis system, each vintage yields fruit of exceptional quality. Our winemaking practices have moved it into a contemporary Margaret River style, focussed on vineyard expression and finesse.

Accolades

SILVER - International Wine Challenge, 2016; SILVER - Sydney Royal Wine Show, 2016.

Cellaring

Up to twenty years.

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SKU: 13CTECAB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation
Clairault Estate vineyard
Acid
6.24g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
Up to 20 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.
Residual Sugar
0.59g/L
Alcohol %
14
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
At 40 years of age, the 'A-block' Cabernet Sauvignon is the oldest planting in the Clairault vineyard. Hand-picked and with a lyre trellis system, each vintage yields fruit of exceptional quality. Our winemaking practices have moved it into a contemporary Margaret River style, focussed on vineyard expression and finesse.
Awards
Silver - International Wine Challenge Silver - Sydney Royal Wine Show Silver - Perth Royal Wine Show
Vineyard Notes
Clairault Estate vineyard
Winemaker Notes
The fruit is hand harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, so that each berry is just split. This is to ensure minimal berry degradation during the fermentation process and to promote fresh, clean flavour production by our very specifically selected yeast strain. Our ferments are, by industry standards, cool and gentle, allowing slower, more controlled extraction of tannin and flavour. The wine is pumped over three times a day and then judiciously backed off as the wine develops. This wine was on skins in the fermenter for 14 days, before gentle pressing and barrelling down. The result is clean, pure fruit flavours, boasting supple yet powerful tannin. The wine was aged in 50% new French barriques for 18 months before the wine was removed from barrels, clarified and bottled.
Other Notes
The Maritime climate of the Margaret River and surrounding areas makes grape growing a pleasure. The warm dry summers and cool wet winters allow vines to prosper in relatively low disease pressure conditions. The ideal scenario is for plentiful winter rains to leave the soils with good levels of stored moisture which can then be drawn on as required by the actively growing vines, with the occasional summer rains to wash dust from the leaves and top up the soil profile.
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