An unlikely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling from Murrumbateman in the Canberra region. Each parcel was pressed after a moderate time on skins, then barrel fermented to dryness using wild yeast. Bottled after four months on lees, without fining
The packaging also attractive “based on photographs taken (by Aaron, Matt’s brother) of the 12th century Ta Prohm temple located within Cambodia’s sprawling Angkor Wat. Unlike other temples here, Ta Prohm has been left largely undisturbed since discovery. Untouched, the Ta Prohm ruins demonstrate the rule of nature over man-made monuments, once protective hands are withdrawn.” A parallel with how Matt is approaching the winemaking.
Gundog Estate, Indomitus Rosa, Cabernet, Riesling, Canberra District, 2017
A bright, trout flesh pink colour in the glass. Amazingly perfumed with summer berries, pouch tobacco, lime and light orange bitters. This carries itself assuredly with light red fruits offset by limey citrus. Juicy acidity counterbalances cabernet’s inherent texture and provides plenty of flavour length. An impressive wine of opposites and balances.
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate