VINEYARD: Yering Grange, Yering (Yarra Valley), Victoria
WINEMAKING: Single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from 32-year-old vines. Hand-picked on the 4th of April, the fruit was destemmed and optically sorted, but not crushed (whole-berries). After cold-soaking, fermentation and a little extended maceration (20 days on skins in total), the must was pressed off to second-fill French oak barriques, for three months élevage prior to bottling in August 2021.
TASTING NOTES: Deep crimson ruby in colour, this vibrant Cabernet displays aromas of mocha, cedar, blackcurrant and blackberry with hints of marzipan. The palate is luscious and seductive with ripe plum and whispers of spice. The tannins are silky and fine with a long, balanced finish. Drinking beautifully now, this wine has a long life ahead.
PEAK DRINKING: Present - 2035+
TA: 6.52 g/L
148 dozen produced
2021 Fetherston 'Camellia' Cabernet Sauvignon
'It’s a beautifully fresh-faced cabernet. It has texture and flavour but its out-and-out freshness is what really draws you in. Mulberry and blackcurrant with twiggy almost-bitter spice notes through the finish. It feels polished and silken. There’s tannin here but it’s so well integrated that you barely notice it. Elegant, that’s what this wine is. Factor in the price here and you have a keen buying/drinking option.'
- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front