Welcome to our February newsletter!
From the Vineyard –
One of the most important moments in a grapevine’s annual lifecycle is the onset of ripening, when the grapes turn from green to red and naturally begin to sweeten. This process is called veraison.
Veraison also occurs in white grapes, but without the color changes – they just become more translucent.
Veraison is the tipping point in a grapevine’s annual lifecycle. It’s when the vine alters it’s focus from energy creation to energy consumption – where it concentrates its energy into making sweet grapes.
Wine in focus –
2018 The Sailor Cabernet Shiraz
This wine was made in memory of Phil’s Dad Geoff who never got to see Monty’s Leap. A big influence in Phil’s life in many ways including introducing him to fine wine in his early 20’s. Cabernet Shiraz was his favorite blend. Phil and Geoff spent countless hours sailing in the Swan River and off the West Coast.
Garnet in colour. Plums and blackberries give attractive bouquet backed by complex cedary notes. Full and rich palate with wonderful balance and weight. Juicy fruits fill the front palate, while the firm Cabernet tannins give drive and structure to the palate. Smooth with gentle oak this wine can be enjoyed by itself or with most meals.
Two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one third Shiraz. Both varieties crushed and destemmed, Cabernet Sauvignon to open fermenters, Shiraz to a closed fermenter for fermentation. Cabernet Sauvignon was matured in French oak for 10 months, Shiraz saw 6 months. Barrel selected and blended just before bottling, a third new oak.
Produced only when the winds are blowing the right way.
Green Range Lamb –
As you can see our Chef Adrien is very excited about the new cut of Green Range Lamb Saddle. Featuring on our menu now.
And… Here it is!
Green Range lamb saddle ◦ smoked yoghurt ◦ ratatouille ◦ cabernet jus
A super delicious and succulent dish. As always we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Photo credit of Kiley Bowey – Green Range Lamb WA