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2006 Allouran (Merlot / Cabernet Franc)                  Museum Release only - contact us to order

 

Description

The 2006 “Allouran” is a deep dark plum red with a lifted nose of plums, chocolate, sweet grilled red capsicum and an exotic hint of allspice.  The palate is fully integrated with great fruit flavours and the finest of tannins, giving in to a long delicious length.  A wine that has the potential to age at least 4-9 years, but you can be assured of the wine drinking well now.

 

If drunk with food (which is certainly recommended as there are few greater pleasures), we recommend rich beef and game dishes, Osso Bucco with either Beef or Venison is a particularly fine match with this wine.

 

Sealed under screwcap to ensure the wine made by us arrives to you as we intended it to.

 

 

 

Reviews

 

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

I had a quiet dinner with one of the owners of this vineyard last week and in a curious twist we were served by a Polish waitress with a slight grey blue tinge to her complexion. I can also report that the 2007 vintage of this wine is an absolute snorter.

Clean, fresh and fragrant with raspberry, plum, chocolate, baking spices and a touch of gum leaf and pepper. Then medium bodied, suave and composed with crisp acid (not intrusive) and flavours of small red berries, blackcurrant and eucalypt. There’s fine grained but firm tannin with the merest hint of green and a good clean finish.  It’s light but fair with a Euro-sensibility and a natural affinity for the dinner table. Something of a triumph considering the vintage too.

 

Rated : 91 Points
Tasted : Nov08
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap

Drink : 2009 - 2014

The Wine Front

 

Technical Details

A wine that is made on the back of many hours of work and dedication is one that will always be remembered, and this level of commitment is shown in our 2006 'Allouran'.  The season was a difficult one for the Margaret River region with a cold start to the season, with temperatures from October to December being some of the coldest ever recorded in Margaret River.  With such a cool start to the year a lot of work was required in the vineyard to keep the vines in the best possible shape and to ensure the fruit would ripen fully.  This was achieved and the grapes were picked very late in the season in dry conditions.

 

The fruit was severely thinned prior to harvest, and during hand harvesting any grapes that were considered not good “enough to eat” were dropped on the ground.  The technical data on these hand picked grapes are as below:

 

Merlot:                         Picked 15 April 2006

                                    Total weight 3122 kg

                                    Brix 23.9

                                    pH 3.32

                                    TA 5.99

 

Cabernet Franc:           Picked 25 April 2006

                                    Total weight 2422 kg

                                    Brix 23.7

                                    pH 3.46

                                    TA 5.00

 

We were fortunate enough to have Sharna Kowalczuk from Vasse River Wines make our wine and she completed an exemplarily job with our grapes from arrival through to bottling.  The wine was fermented in a closed vat and continuously “pumped over” to extract colour and tannins softly, with ferment being completed after 10 days.  The wine was pressed and placed in French oak barrels and stored for 17 months.

 

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