Delatite `Devil's River` Cabernet Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $30

$24.99 per Bottle
$149.94 per pack

Overview

The fruit was picked in early to mid-April and crushed to a mix of static fermenters (Malbec) and open fermenters (Merlot and Cabernet). After three days on skins it was then allowed to undergo a wild ferment. The separate varieties were pressed off and matured for 24 months individually, in a combination of new and older French and American barrels, before being blended together for bottling.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Wild yeast-fermented, matured in a mix of new and used French oak. Bright crimson-purple, extraordinarily youthful for a 5-year-old wine; the fragrant bouquet and juicy palate, with twin streams of red and black fruits, are most impressive; the oak is subtle, and the tannins fine and persistent, but not green. You have to accept the touch of Delatite mint that is nearly always present in its red wines. Rating 94 - Drink by 2024 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This classic blend has wonderful deep hues of red and purple.

Aroma

A nose of ripe fruit and spices.

Palate

The palate shows juicy red and black fruit characters, primarily of blackberry with a firm tannin structure from the Malbec. No cultured yeast, filtration, fining or added tannins were used in this wine – in keeping with our natural biodynamic principles of grape growing and winemaking. As such this wine comes to you as a natural expression of our vineyard and soil.

Food Matching

This complex blend will match well with roast lamb or beef.

Cellaring

This great blend will age and develop for at least fifteen years.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Delatite is a small family run winery, established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Specialising in cool climate wines, especially white aromatics, it is sited on a picturesque rise overlooking the vineyards toward Mt Buller in North-east Victoria.

As part of families who have been farming in Australia since the early nineteenth century, David and Catherine are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and winemaking with integrity.

Since 2002 they’ve followed Biodynamic practices across all areas of vineyard operations and also believe in minimalist winemaking.

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