Cabernet for a day
The cabernet sauvignon is usually called the king of red grapes, and there is a good reason for that appellation. It is the most planted wine grape in the world. Of course, it is not surprising that Margaret River produces some of the best cabernets in the world.
Accolades for Margaret River Cabernet
For you to understand the fascination of many people with cabernet from Margaret River and they dominate different wine show circuits, you have to taste it yourself. At an International Cabernet Blind Tasting event, the exceptional quality of Margaret River Cabernet showed itself with wines likes Deep Woods, Vasse Felix, Cloudburst, Cape Mentelle, and Xanadu, standing out. All these cabernets are produced in Margaret River Region.
As if that is not enough proof, for three consecutive years, Deep Woods Cabernet Sauvignon was the winner of the Best Cabernet or Blend Cabernet at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. It also won the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2014.
It is not only Deep Woods that has been winning awards, but Xanadu also won the National Wine Show of Australia’s Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy while Moss Woods emerged as the Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia at the Halliday Wine Awards.
Understanding the Allure of Margaret River Cabernet
The awards and accolades received by Margaret River Cabernet merely reflect the quality of the winemaking process. Winemakers in this region have a wealth of experience that is not only restricted to Margaret River or even Australia. It is an experience gathered from the best cabernet making regions of the world such as Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Bordeaux.
The alluring appeal of Margaret River cabernet is based on its poise and balance. According to a winemaker, the secret lies in picking exceptional fruits at their optimum ripeness. Finding vineyards with high-quality fruits is particularly difficult, but not on Margaret River Region.
What makes cabernet exceptional is how it allows diverse and distinct blends to meld and at Margaret River, the variety and elegance achieved with cabernet is difficult to replicate anywhere else.
The International Cabernet Day is a good day to try out the different brands of cabernet wines from Margaret River such as Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Houghton Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon, Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. It is celebrated on September 3 of every year and is a great day to visit Margaret River Region to try out the best cabernets on offer, directly from the source.