Fruit flavors of berries and earthy notes – full body – firm tannins and soft oak. Ribbon Vale can include up to 30% of Merlot, for its intense red and dark fruit characters on both nose and palate, and 10% of Cabernet Franc for its dark berry aromas.
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Ribbonvale
Planted in 1969, 1st vintage in 1973; Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River wine region, located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup. Dr John Gladstones’ academic paper of 1966, recommended the region’s consistent maritime and Mediterranean climate, suggesting it would lend itself to growing wine grapes of the highest quality. The vineyard, selected for the suitability of its soils and aspect, is truly one of the finest sites in Australia. Without deviation the vision and achievement has been of a classical estate producing, site specific, super fine wines.