Fire Gully Cabernet Merlot 2010 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

The Fire Gully vineyard is well-hidden from the road with a long, narrow strip flowing back to the main paddocks: so it's pretty much unknown. However it is one of the region's most spectacular and attractive vineyards with views looking down from the higher blocks overlooking the dam, more vineyards and natural bushland. It was part of the Group Settlement Scheme and opened up in 1922. From 1946, it was owned and run by the Butcher family until it was purchased by Michael Peterkin in 1998. Ellis and Margaret Butcher had planted vines in 1988, 1992 and 1997 and so the property now has mature vines. Fire Gully is in Metricup Road, adjacent to Moss Wood, and a kilometre from Pierro. It is influenced by the brook system that runs through this part of Margaret River - along the Redbrook in the case of Fire Gully - to the coast four kilometres away. The sea breezes blow up the brooks to the vineyards moderating the summer temperatures.

For the first stage of the winemaking process, Mike Peterkin uses a combination of open and closed fermenters and allows the wine six days on skins post-fermentation before transferring it into oak where it undergoes the malolactic fermentation and is matured for about twelve months. To enhance the wine's primary fruit flavours, a majority of two to four year old (rather than new) barriques are used. Blending cabernet sauvignon (70%) and merlot (30%) gives the wine backbone and tightness of structure while emphasising its smooth, soft texture.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

The raft of outstanding vintages for Margaret River continues to offer delightful wines at reasonable prices.

Aroma/Palate

The 2010 Fire Gully Cabernet Merlot has silky smooth texture that is almost lush, and restrained dark plum flavours with an appealing savoury edge. It is medium-bodied, restrained, subtle, elegant and fine with gentle ripe tannins that linger.

Cellaring

While approachable now, it has the concentration and weight to repay short-term cellaring.

Food Matching

At its best with delicate flavours – pan-fried veal or roast lamb with sauces that show some restraint and vegetables like beetroot or mushrooms which bring out the wine's savoury character.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Our small boutique property is located in the heart of Margaret River’s renowned Willyabrup sub-region; exceptional grape-growing country that today is home to some of the finest wines in Australia.

Situated in Western Australia’s deep southwest at latitude 34°south, Willyabrup boasts a pristine, virtually pollution-free environment and gentle Mediterranean-maritime climate, making the region ideal for the production of fine wines.

Fire Gully is in the vanguard of premier wineries in the region and consistently produces vibrant, fruit-driven wines of great elegance and style. A family run vineyard with a focus on quality and value, our range is enjoyed throughout Australia and overseas, and offers quintessentially Margaret River red and white styles.

Dr Michael Peterkin of Pierro purchased the nearby Fire Gully property in 1998 and now manages the vineyard, which is also one of the most beautiful and unique properties on the Cape.Attentive, hands-on viticulture and years of experience in the winery has taught us how to create the best wines from high-grade fruit coming in from the vines.During vintage fruit is hand picked, hand sorted, and undergoesgentle treatment and processing in the winery.All Fire Gully wines are hand crafted by the highly respected and experienced team at our nearby sister winer, Pierro.The result is a selection of classic Margaret River wines.We recommend you enjoy Fire Gully wines with your favorite food in the company of good friends.

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