Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Newton Vineyard is a terraced mountain estate of 48 hectares, at elevations ranging from 152 meters to 488 meters above sea level. The individual vineyard blocks are planted to specific parcels. Here, the grapes are sorted using an optical sorter that inspects individual berries to ensure uniform, perfect ripeness. The must then undergoes five days of a cold soak, followed by seven days of fermentation using native yeasts. The wine then rests on the skins for up to one month to develop additional complexity before being pressed and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which are new.
This is a wine for the ages. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 % Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Merlot. Black, inky mulberry, licorice, currant, and dark chocolate are present on the nose. The palate is concentrated and intense with hints of black currant, mulberry and aged tobacco. Firm, savoury tannins and mineral notes round out the palate of this powerful, robust wine. While immediately approachable, this wine will also benefit from medium-term cellaring.