Fraser Gallop Patere Cabernet

Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet 2013

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%

97 Points - James Halliday | 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, none more so than the 2013 Fraser Gallop 'Parterre'. 

"97 Points. Still bright crimson-purple; a totally delicious and stylish Bordeaux blend; the bouquet is fragrant, the medium to full-bodied palate swoops high and low with cassis, spice, bay leaf, cedary oak and beautifully detailed tannins - and only 13.5% alcohol. Drink by: 2038 Date tasted: 21/Mar/2016 Price: $45.00 Alcohol:13.5%" - James Halliday, 

“96/100. A refined and highly classy cabernet which also has a little petit verdot, merlot, malbec and cabernet franc to complete the classic Bordeaux blend. Silky smooth palate with fine chalky tannins and super fine grained oak. The fruit is so well balanced and poised through the middle palate to the long finish. Excellent wine. Cellar: 10 years”- Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2017. 

"96 Points. A brilliant cabernet scented with red fruits, rose petals, violets and crushed leaves. The palate is medium to-full-bodied and deep with concentration and length. It has charm and typicity to burn" - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Aug/ Sept 2017.

Availability: In stock


Extremely limited, only 7 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
Tasting Notes: Impressive crimson hue with depth and moderate intensity. There is a sense of restraint with gentle savoury notes - bay leaf and a suggestion of earthiness. The fruit profile leans toward black fruit with elements of blackcurrant, dark plums, and a note of cedary oak. It is multi-layered, saturating the palate with flavour, yet has a sense of weightlessness. The tannins are fine but firm, the oak refined and unimposing, the finish – neat, pure and long. Will benefit from further maturation.

Winemaker Comments: 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.

Vintage: Good spring rains refilled the sub-soil profile and calm conditions allowed even flowering and fruit set across all varieties. Until the last week in November, when a significant storm had an impact. As a result of nature assisting with fruit thinning, the yields were low but of high quality for 2013.

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