2021 'La Gauche'
The Story: The River Gironde, in France, defines one of the most prestigious wine regions of the world, famous for it’s ‘Cabernets’. The Left Bank of the river produces wines anchored on Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas the Right Bank is recognized for its Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominant wines. Left or Right, the beauty of these wines derives from the blended synergy of these varieties.
The 2021 vintage in Geelong was cool and very long, making it exceptional for these varieties. Our passion therefore compelled us to experiment with this perfect fruit to produce our response to the Left and Right bank.
The Wine: This wine, La Gauche, is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc. The varieties were destemmed, fermented separately with wild yeast, and aged for 18 months in super fine grain new and one year old French oak. The final wine was blended from the finished components. Le Gauche is characterized by cassis aromas with concentrated tannin and structure.
The alternate wine, Le Droit has less Cabernet and is more voluptuous.
Try them both. Viva La Difference.