2017 Estate Witness Cabernet Sauvignon/750ml
Hand Harvested with careful selection, then gently destemmed with 50% whole berries.
Fermentation – fermented with indigenous yeast in new open top barrels with daily punch downs. Maximum temperature of 30 C was achieved then gradually returned to room temperature to finish with concurrent malolactic fermentation
You will find blackcurrants, blueberries, and figs, coupled with a layer of cedar, rosemary, and baking spices; evidence of over 12 months of old and new French oak barriques. Enjoy with roast leg of lamb, slow-cooked beef or a vegetarian chili. It will age exceptionally well, drink now through 2026.
Michael Godel - Wine Align
"The Witness Block has a history and one that is rooted in roots, rootstock and biodynamics. Using the BD calendar vines were propagated from cuttings off of original Southbrook plant material, cultivated during root periods and harvested on fruit days.Racking and bottling was executed on a descending moon. This all adds up to commitment and passion so the idea is that the wine should follow suit. And it does with richly rendered blackberry and Cassis though in check and balanced against drops of supportive acidity. Really mild-mannered, negligible tannin and some development is noted in the fruit’s descending manner. Just like the moon as it slides down the southern ecliptic hemisphere..."