Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, ‘Margaret River’, Ashbrook Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon 77%
Petit Verdot 7%
Cabernet Franc 6%
The “Old Cab” Houghton clone cuttings were collected from the Agricultural Department ‘Source Block’ in the Swan Valley and planted in 1976. Due to its ultimate suitability to the region and increased demand, the “Young Cab” was planted in 1998 from the original vines on the Estate. After hand-picking, the berries are cold soaked, gently plunged and temperature controlled in 4 tonne parcels in open fermenters for gentle and full extraction. The wine is matured in 100% French oak barriques for 2 years, then further stored in bottle for 18 months before release. Ashbrook Estate has made this traditional Bordeaux-style blend since 1984.