The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Marley Farm, Cabernet Sauvignon

Elysian Springs aim for an expressive, regionally disctinctive wine with brambly red fruits and hints of fresh bruised herbs, which reflect the land that produces this wine. Early morning harvesting ensures prime fruit ripeness. This wine comes from vineyards located in the heart of the “Red Mile” known as the Coonawarra. The vines are tended gently, producing perfectly ripe, healthy grapes with low yields, and harvested at precisely the right time to best represent a “sense of place.”

Vinification – Whole bunches , hand-selected and picked in the cool of the early morning. This fruit was then crushed and went through traditional open fermentation with 14-21 day extended skin contact. Pumped over three times daily to keep the cap moist and extract the flavours and colours. The ferments were racked into 50% new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and underwent malolactic fermentation. Racked off lees, then aged in the same oak for 8 months. Bottled directly thereafter without fining and with minimal filtration to capture the purity of taste and texture of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Marley Farm Cabernet is dark red in colour, with a very complex nose with hints of blackberries and ripe cherries. This complexity carries over to the palate, rich, juicy and ribena-like, with plums and fruitcake characters showing through. As ever the finish is long and lingering with wonderful ‘soft grain’ tannins.

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