Fraser Gallop Patere Cabernet

Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
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 2017 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.

"95 Points. Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet shows a lovely harmony of violets, blueberry, cedar and tobacco, the palate medium to full-bodied and savoury, well saturated with smoky, toasty oak-matured complexities. Great flavour and harmony, balance and length. This is uncannily Bordeaux-like, St-Émilion for my money. A classy wine…” - Huon Hooke, The Real Review.

"94 Points. I’m not sure if they made a 2016, but here we have 2017. Includes a little Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. I opened this yesterday, and thought, ‘let’s not be too hasty’, as it seemed a little folded in on itself. A day later, it’s looking much better. Blue and black fruit, cocoa powder, tobacco, some mint and violet in the mix. Medium-bodied, crisp acidity, almost a cranberry crunch to it, along with a tightly knit tannin, some toast and earthiness, attractive perfume on a long firm finish. Very stylish. Wait for it. 13.5% alc. $50 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2031+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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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
Varieties: 86.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.9% Petit Verdot, 4.8% Merlot, 2.4% Cabernet Franc, 1.6% Malbec

2017 VINTAGE: Budburst was delayed by up to 3-4 weeks due to a colder and wetter winter. Flowering was subsequently later as well. Extensive canopy management came into play, also longer hang time saw the perfectly ripened Cabernet with some of the highest anthocyanin and tannin measurements we have seen, which equates to long lasting red wines with intense colour. We again used four different techniques to make this style, which builds unique flavours and shows the complexity and structure of this single vineyard site. We also added small amounts of other varieties grown on the property to create this beautiful and elegant Cabernet blend.

When making this wine the aim was to use a number of techniques to emphasise complexity in a single vineyard wine, to make a wine that allows the fruit to shine, complemented by premium oak while maintaining great structure and finesse. This has been done by the addition of small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, and the use of a number of different techniques during fermentation of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

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