2011 Gordon Hills Lidster Hill Orange Cabernet Blend
RRP $36.00 per bottle
Our Price $32.99
$197.94 (6 x 750ml)
A 60/19/21% blend from the vineyard sitting at 900m; de-stemmed and open-fermented and macerated on skins for 4 weeks, and pressed to French barriques (25% new). The hue is bright, light crimson-purple, and the only thing missing is more conviction to the fruit and tannin mix - not surprising in the context of the vintage.
The 10 hectare vineyard a Gordon Hills Estate was established in 1999 and is perfectly located on the northern slops of Mount Canobolas.
At a height of 900 metres above sea level the vineyard is perfectly located to produce cool climate wine.
The fruit was hand-picked, crushed and de-stemmed then placed into open fermenters.
Naturally fermented by wild yeast and macerated on skins for four weeks.
The wine was transferred to small French oak using 25% new barrels.
Aromatic with soft and delicate dark fruit flavours the wine is delicious now but will repay cellaring to 15 years or beyond.
The wine has a blend of: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Merlot 21%.