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Deep Woods Estate awarded top gold at Perth Royal Wine Show 2007
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Deep Woods has been awarded the Top Gold in Class 20 Dry Red, Blends (other than Classes 21 to 24) for its Estate Cabernet Merlot 2005. The wine scored 18.7 points out of a possible 20 and was Top of Class. The judges stated that it was an “exceptionally strong class of wine showing the power of the blending options we have available to us in Australia”, which makes it all the more rewarding for Deep Woods to receive such a score.
Commenting on the result, Chief Winemaker, Travis Clydesdale, said: “It is a great result for all involved and reflects on the hard work by the Deep Woods team from vineyard to bottle. This is a fine endorsement of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that is an estate-grown, vinified and bottled wine.”
The wine has been produced from 19-year-old vines on the property and is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. A variety of techniques are employed once the fruit is in the winery – open pot ferments, cold soaking, extended maceration and barrel ferment. All parcels of fruit complete malolactic fermentation and are matured for 18 months in one- and two-year-old French oak barriques.
The wine is due for release on 1 October 2007.