2020 Wantirna Estate Hannah Cabernet Franc Merlot
Notes from producer....
The grapes for the Hannah were harvested 25th March, on a beautiful cold, but sunny autumn morning. The grapes were de-stemed then transferred to the open fermenters, before a few days of cold soaking. When this option for a pre soak is available - on a cold harvest morning - we really like to do this. The pre-ferment maceration tends to draw out lovely colour and begins the gentle extraction of the tannins from the skins. The 2020 Hannah has a little more cabernet franc than merlot. Cabernet franc is such an attractive variety, and offers beautiful fruit flavours to the more savoury merlot. We bottle the Hannah after 12 months in barrel to capture these characters and then bottle age the wine for 15 months before release. As usual, just one barrel, 288 bottles made.
Maryann Egan - Wantirna Estate