Our Devils River is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (37%), Malbec (10%) and a small touch of Cabernet Franc (4%) which is the classic Bordeaux blend. These Varieties are all picked and fermented with the aid of wild yeast. During ferment they are pumped over three times a day to extract maximum flavour and tannin profile. It is then pressed off and racked to a mixture of barrels both old and new (40% new) and French and American oak (50/50). The resulting wines are then blended and bottled without fining or filtration.
The aromas of this wine show the spicy oak and the fresh cut herb (rosemary) characters of the Cabernet. The palate lends itself more towards the sweeter fruit flavours of the Merlot which give a lovely round plummy flavour. The tannins are firm but not aggressive and on the finish the oak becomes sweeter in note with a distinct cigar box character.
FOOD Enjoy with roast meats (especially lamb) or a rich kangaroo steak.