Cartwheel Cabernet Merlot Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

The nose has aromatic notes of spice, violets and blackberry complemented by leafy varietal characters and integrated oak. The palate is medium to full bodied with fine tannins and rich dark berry fruit flavours.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2008 Cartwheel Western Australian Cabernet Merlot Shiraz is crimson red in colour.

Aroma

The nose has aromatic notes of spice, violets and blackberry complemented by leafy varietal characters and integrated oak.

Palate

The palate is medium to full bodied with fine tannins and rich dark berry fruit flavours.

Food Matching

Enjoy with tomato based pasta dishes, traditional thin crust pizzas and Argentinean style beef.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy over the next five years.

Winemaking Note

Winemaking practices were used to enhance the unique varietal and regional fruit characters. The parcels of fruit were harvested, crushed and then fermented in stainless steel vessels. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak - 20% new with the remainder in seasoned oak. Prior to blending, the wines were assessed and selected, to ensure the wine's style and quality. The blend in 2008 is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Shiraz. Cabernet provides structure, tannin and length while Merlot fills out the mid-palate with fleshy plum fruit, and Shiraz provides pepper and spicy nuances.

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Yearning for adventure, a sense of fun and escapism...Cartwheel takes you off the beaten track to the inspiring Margaret River and Great Southern regions.Our premium wines embody the natural sophistication of Western Australia's unique landscape and environment.Look at life from a different angle with Cartwheel.

Winemaker

Winemaker Sam Glaetzer leads the Cartwheel winemaking team, bringing with him a wealth of award winning experience and the talent that has become synonymous with the Glaetzer name in Australian winemaking circles.

Sam Glaetzer is a winemaker with an unmistakable pedigree. Born in South Australia's Mt Gambier in 1974, Sam grew up amongst winemakers of an extremely high-calibre. His father, Colin, is currently working as a winemaker and Sam's uncle is well-known Wolf Blass legend John Glaetzer.

During his youth Sam lived in such renowned wine growing areas as Rutherglen, the Barossa Valley and Great Western.

Due to this constant exposure to the highs and lows of life as a winemaker and despite completing qualifications as an engineer, Sam decided to continue the Glaetzer family traditition and completed the world-famous Roseworthy winemaking course at Adelaide University.

While at university, Sam worked as a cellarhand at Barossa Valley Estates and went on to various roles within Beringer Blass, using his engineering background to become Environmental Engineer and working through to his current position as one of the Senior Winemakers.

Sam has a desire to make wines that consumers the world-over can enjoy, and is well on the way to achieving this goal with the release of the new Cartwheel range.

Married to another Beringer Blass winemaker, Kirsten Glaetzer, and with brother Ben also in the field, Sam has little chance of getting away from winemaking. However, when he does take a break, he enjoys his time mountain bike riding, cooking and travelling.

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