The 2017 Raconteur is sourced from mature vines located in Wilyabrup, Margaret River; these old vines are hand-harvested and made using traditional techniques by Vinaceous winemakers. Hand-picked, open fermented (with 10% whole bunches). Cabernet Sauvignon from Carl Linder’s 80 year old Barossa Vineyards. Basket pressed into some 25% new oak barriques (French & American) to finish fermentation. 14 – 16 months maturation in the same oak. Vinified by Elena Brooks, fined, blended and bottled by Vinaceous Wines.
The wine is matured in oak and selected by Vinaceous winemakers Mike Kerrigan and Nick Stacy for finishing, fining, blending and bottling by Vinaceous.
The Raconteur typifies classic Margaret River cabernet; lush, rich and deep purple in colour with bright hues, the aroma leaps from the glass with violets and black berry and mocha notes.