Dickinson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

A full bodied layered Cabernet, of blackcurrant, olives, earth and a touch of herbaceous notes. The palate displays flavours from every direction – plum, cassis and bay leaf tannins. High quality French oak settles into the fruit and the fine yet firm tannins are massaged into the background. This is a fine example of Blackwood Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Winemaking – The cabernet grapes were picked on the 19th April and destemmed, crushed and chilled into small fermenters. The grapes were cold soaked for 6 days before under going fermentation using a selected yeast strain. The ferment was held at 26 degrees before allowing to warm up at the finish of ferment. A 16 day post ferment maceration was undertaken before pressing direct to 35% new French oak barrels and 65% two and three year old French barrels. The Cabernet remained in barrel for 15 months maturation before barrel selection blending and bottling. No finings were required.

Coby Ladwig – Winemaker

Dickinson Estate - Crest series - Perth WA - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cab Sav
Dickinson Estate - Crest series - Perth WA - Shiraz

Dickinson Estate Shiraz

A full bodied dense Shiraz, of spice, blackberry and black cherries. The palate is complex – cigar box, licorice and savoury notes. High quality French oak settles into the mid palate and the fine spun tannins give a long soft finish. This is a fine example of Blackwood Valley Shiraz.

Winemaking – The Shiraz grapes were picked on the 14th April and destemmed, crushed and chilled into small fermenters. The grapes were cold soaked for 5 days before under going fermentation using a selected yeast strain. Gentle pump overs with the addition of oxygen and temperatures held at 25 degrees before allowing the ferment to warm up at the finish. Pressed direct to barrel utilizing 30% new French oak barrels and 70% two and three year old French barrels. The Shiraz remained in barrel for 12 months maturation before barrel selection blending and bottling. No finings were required.

Coby Ladwig – Winemaker

Dickinson Estate Chardonnay

A rich, round Chardonnay, of citrus, grapefruit and melon. The palate is full and layered – stonefruit, creamy nuttiness and spice. High quality French oak settles into the background with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity leading to a soft finish.

Winemaking – The Chardonnay grapes were picked on the 7th March and destemmed and pressed direct to barrel – 35% new and 65% one year old French oak barriques. The wine spent eight months in oak with partial malolactic fermentation (10% malolactic fermentation to develop mouth feel), with lees stirring occurring at weekly intervals during the first four months. Barrel selection and minimal finings used prior to bottling.

Coby Ladwig – Winemaker

Dickinson Estate -Crest Series - Perth WA - Chardonnay