Ridgeback Wines The Brave 2016
“Maiden release ultra-premium red blend crafted with precision to showcase the very finest the estate can produce.”
The dream behind creating this ultra-premium blend was to select the two very best barrels of worthy vintages to create the ultimate expression of what Ridgeback can produce.
Both the Cabernet Franc and Shiraz were hand-harvested and stored in stainless steel tanks.
Both cultivars were gravity fed separately to 50% new and 50% 2nd fill French oak barrels
After 12 months the two very best barrels of both varietals were selected and blended.
The blend was then racked back into barrel for an additional 6 months.
Supple, ripe tannins support the rich palate and elegant spice finish.
The final blend was lightly filtered prior to bottling.
The remaining Shiraz component not included in the blend went on to receive Platinum Michelangelo as the estates 2016 Shiraz.
50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Shiraz