At Flametree Wines, their vision is to produce brilliant Australian wines of uncompromising quality and character, this is reflected in the 5 red-star rating they have consistently achieved from James Halliday since 2011. Award winning wine maker, Cliff Royle, selects exceptional quality fruit from throughout the Margaret River wine region, to produce beautifully handcrafted wines with unique flavour, structure and depth.
Flametree SRS Cabernet 2016
This is a classic Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon; medium to full bodied in structure with a powerful palate and fine-grained tannins. The nose is displaying berry with dark chocolate undertones. The palate is elegant and fresh, with a beautiful balance of fruit and oak flavours; the result of 14 months’ oak maturation.
Clean, selective machine harvested fruit was tipped directly into a small open top fermenter without putting the fruit through a traditional crusher destemmer. After a few days the fruit warmed and the wild ferment kicked in. They worked the cap by hand for soft tannin extraction and aeration. Ferment temperatures were maintained around 27°C. After extended skin contact for around 30 days the wine was pressed into 50% new French oak for 14 months’ maturation.