Juniper Estate Three Fields Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
An exceptional vintage. The season commenced with a wet start to June when rainfall was 30% above average. From this point onwards the months dried to below average rainfall & maximum temperatures crept up above the long-term averages. Lower yields, but outstanding quality across the board.
53% sourced from the original Wilyabrup 1973 dry grown plantings hand-picked on 10th & 14th March 2020. The remaining 47% was picked on 11th March 2020 from our Metricup vineyard.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were sorted before being cold-soaked for 4 days prior to yeast fermentation. Skin contact ranged from 12 to 14 days. Barrel aging was carried out in barriques for 14 months, of which 30% was new French oak. Bottled June 2021
A choice cut of beef or lamb, or portobello mushrooms with garlic butter.
Cellar up to 2035.