MOUNT MARY 'QUINTET'
"Our vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Malbec (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The percentage of each variety that goes into the final blend changes with the season, as factors such as fruitfulness and fruit set vary. The greatest influence we have over the quality of this wine is deciding when to pick each variety. This determines not only the flavours but the quality of tannins, the acid and alcohol levels. These varieties ferment on skins for around 12-14 days. This is followed by 22 months of barrel maturation, with 25% of the blend in large format oak (1500L or larger), and 30% in new barriques (225L). The remaining wine is matured in 2-5 year old barriques. Minimal fining and filtration is carried out prior to bottling." – Sam Middleton (Winemaker)
"“This beautiful, graceful wine's focus is not power or weight, but elegance, line and length. Aromas include violet, blackberyy, briar, tamarillo and dark plum. It's superbly balanced with freshness and verve, the tannins are supremely fine. 97 Points" - GOURMET TRAVELLER