Introducing Churchview The Bartondale Cabernet Sauvignon
The Bartondale Cabernet Sauvignon features Churchview’s estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from two separate blocks;
- their oldest block on the top of a rocky ridge with soil made up of gravel over deep clays and
- a new block with a North facing aspect
The 2016 vintage. A dry warm Spring and Summer meant it was tracking early but a tropical rain event in February which saw 80 mm across the region pushed back harvest dates slightly. The reds appreciated this rainfall. The slower than usual ripening allowed for better flavour development. This allowed for the Cabernet to slowly develop its quintessential dark fruit characters and deep rich flavours.
The fruit is gently transferred into a static red fermentation vessel, along with a Bordeaux Yeast isolate ready for fermentation. The fruit is left for 24 – 48 hours for a short cold maceration.
This wine is matured in French oak barriques for 16 months
COLOUR Intense deep crimson
AROMA Plums, blackcurrant, mulberry, black olives, tobacco, bay leaf and chassis. The savoury notes of the fine grained oak add complexity, and a touch of char and vanilla adds some depth.
FLAVOUR The palate is soft, supple and generous, with a fresh cherry and juicy fruits of the forest core engulfed in fresh tobacco nuances with smoky undertones. Medium bodied, entwined with chocolate and eucalyptus. A fine tannin structure and fine acid create a structure for the red fruits and the chassis to develop and cover the mouth. A long and satisfying fruit finish. This is a wine that will reward long term cellaring.
About Churchview Estate
A 100 hectares award winning vineyard in the heart of Margaret River, the Churchview Estate was established in 1998 by Spike Fokkema who migrated from the Netherlands to Australia in 1950s.
“Quality begins in the vineyard” is the motto that, coupled with favourable maritime climate, excellent soils, sunshine clean air and pristine water and a dedicated working team produces quality grapes and making wines of distinguished characters.
James Halliday rated it as 5 Star Winery in Australian Wine Companion 2016. Churchview has won Regional Exporter Award, a prestigious award in Western Australian Export and Industry 2018.
With a dedicated focus on sustainability, Churchview Estate has tolled for the past 20 years to convert their entire estate into a fully organic operated vineyard.
Browse other wines crafted by Churchview Estate here.
About The Bartondale wines
The Bartondale wines are hand crafted from the very best fruit, in the very best vintages, are the pinnacle of what Churchview Estate produces.
Using the very best fruits mean that these wines are produced in limited quantity. Extra care and attention is given at every step.
These wines have always scored exceptionally well with James Halliday and this consistent performance has seen Churchview Estate rated a five star winery by James Halliday.