The 2015 Elsie Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a single vineyard in the Wilyabrub sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. The Wilyabrup Valley is a series of gentle slopes found alongside tribituries to the Wilyabrup Brook. The gravel subsoil ensures good drainage, while the high clay content enables good water retention through the summer. In 2015, windy conditions led to poor flowering reducing overall yields. 50mm of rain in November led to some cane damage and an extended flowering period. Almost no rain fell in December and January and conditions remained fine until harvest. The fruit was harvested March 31st and was fermented naturally with no yeast or other additions. The wine was left on skins for 30 days post ferment for natural skin tannin extraction. The wine was matured in new and old French oak from Burgundy. A small amount of SO2 was added before bottling with no fining of filtration.
100 dozen produced | 13.5% alc/vol