2022 Nocturne SV Cabernet Sauvignon
Sheoak Vineyard, Yallingup
Margaret River, Western Australia
2022 was as suggested prior a cassis flavoured dream. Whilst we had very little fruit on the vines, a pitiful 2.8t / Ha. But what was
there tasted of raw emotion!
We commenced picking Sheoak Cabernet on the 14th of April, some 3 weeks later than the tricky 21 vintage. What we got from this lovely time in the sun, under an Indian summer so to speak, was perfect tannins ripeness. Densely structured, instantly perfumed and richly coloured. The wine spent 15 days on skins, with a peak fermentation temperature of around 28 degrees C. The wine was pressed to tank and settled briefly before being
transferred to a combination of new (25%) and two & three-year-old barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked only once in this time and, after 15 months in oak, was emptied from barrel. 100% Cabernet from a very special vineyard.
The Sheoak vineyard makes expressive, medium-bodied silky structured wines. Dark fruit flavours and high notes of cassis and warm spice frame this slightly more brooding release of the Nocturne SV. While it’s amazingly accessible on release, this wine would love 3 to 6 years further maturation, which will really make this amazing wine shine. – Julian Langworthy