Fraser Gallop Patere Cabernet

Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet 2014

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

96 Points - Ray Jordan | RRP $45

Located in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Fraser Gallop continues to strengthen its reputation as one of the region's finest wineries. Unashamedly inspired by the great red wines of Bordeaux, Fraser Gallop's focus on it's Cabernet blends is delivering some impressive results. The 2014 Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet is another brilliant example of this regional hero, Bordeaux-style blend that has the structure to cellar for many years to come.

“96 Points. Predominantly cabernet, but the rest of the Bordeaux varieties are in there as well. It adds up to a complex and complete wine of supreme elegance and refinement. Balanced and poised, striking the perfect balance of oak and tannin to harness the medium-bodied fruit. Lovely wine for medium-term cellaring.” - Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2018.

"95 Points. Bordeaux blend, so to speak, from Margaret River. 85% cabernet sauvignon. 10% petit verdot. 2% merlot. 1% cabernet franc. Beautiful wine. So well powered and so well structured. Pure blackcurrant, the grunt of gravel, bay leaf and dark olive. Oak adds texture more than flavour, though there’s just enough cedarwood and choc-mint character to make it feel both smooth and complete. There’s a tanginess to this wine but it has presence, and substance. Long future ahead. Tasted: Jun18 Alcohol: 14% Price: $45 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2032+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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Extremely limited, only 9 bottles in stock.

Fraser Gallop Estate is set upon 165 acres of undulating land on Metricup Road, Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River region. It has an elevated north-facing rise planted to the Bordeaux red grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon (significantly the Houghton clone), Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This allows maximum exposure for ideal ripeness and flavour profile in these varieties.

The aspect of the estate then falls away, down a southward facing slope to which the Bordeaux white grape varieties of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are planted.

Unlike Bordeaux, where they are restricted in their use of varietals that are permitted in their Bordeaux labeled wines, Margaret River has no such constraints. Therefore, Fraser Gallop Estate has also chosen to make a significant commitment to growing and making world class Chardonnay. Importantly, it is the Gin-gin (or Mendoza) clone that expresses the flavour and profile identified with Margaret River Chardonnay.

All the vines on the estate are dry-grown (unirrigated), cane pruned and the fruit is all hand picked. With meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, it allows the winemaking team to craft wines that are truly expressive of their site and terroir.
Western Australia
Margaret River
Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14%

Cellaring potential: Eminently drinkable but will develop further complexity for up to 15 years

Picking Date: 14th March - 9th April 2014

Winemaker's notes: The inspiration for the Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon has been taken from some of the great wines of Bordeaux. The aim is to make a wine that allows the fruit to shine, complement it with oak whilst maintaining great structure and finesse. Our belief is that by doing this we have made the best wine possible, that truly reflects the place in which it is grown.

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