Red Wine Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. One of the pioneering wineries in the Margaret River region, Moss Wood was founded in 1969 in Wilyabrup. For the past four decades the estate has been in the capable hands of Clare & Keith Mugford whose dedication and attention to detail has produced some of the region’s very finest wines. Margaret River’s maritime climate and gravelly loam and clay soils are ideally suited for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Mugfords have taken inspiration from the wines of the Medoc in Bordeaux which are produced in similar conditions, combining power and depth of flavour with refinement and elegance. Their classic Moss Wood Cabernet is crafted from hand picked grapes with a small quantity of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to add complexity to the cuvee. After fermenting in stainless steel tanks the young wine is transferred to mostly used French oak barrels. The wine is then aged for 31 months to soften the tannins and add subtle spiced and oaky notes to the rich core of dark berry, plum and cherry. The result is a big and beautiful Margaret River Cabernet that is ideal for pairing with hearty red meat dishes or holding in the cellar for another 10-15 years.
Red Wine Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Red Wine Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2019. The Margaret River region is today considered one of Australia’s top areas for premium winemaking, and one of the early pioneers working here has been Moss Wood which was founded in 1969. For over four decades the winery has been run by Clare & Keith Mugford who have pursued a philosophy of showcasing the region’s stunning maritime climate. Their powerful wines which age extremely well and have a cult following in Australia and beyond. The Mugfords have been growing Pinot Noir on the estate for decades, and this wine expresses the true beauty of the Wilyabrup area where the winery is based in the northern part of Margaret River. The grapes are all harvested by hand to ensure optimal quality before undergoing sorting, destemming and maceration. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks the young wine is transferred to oak barrels where it matures for 19 months before bottling. The result is a richly-flavoured Pinot Noir with intense berry notes and a medium body carefully balanced by a bright streak of acidity and a pure, clean finish. On the nose there are uplifting notes of sour cherries, strawberry jam, roses and dried herbs while the first sip reveals dense wild berries, cassis and gentle hints of toasty oak and spice.
Red Wine Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Over the past four decades Clare & Keith Mugford have quietly built a stellar reputation for their Moss Wood winery which is set in the northern Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. Founded in 1969, the estate is one of the region’s early pioneers and is today known for their powerful, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon wines which easily rival Australia’s finest. This hearty Cabernet is crafted with fruit from the estate’s Ribbon Vale vineyard which is blended with a small quantity of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. All of the grapes are harvested manually to maintain quality with the fruit carefully sorted on arrival at the winery. Each variety is fermented separately and then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months before the final blend is created. Luscious blackberry, plum and cassis define the nose while the first sip reveals a full body, firm tannins and a well-built structure which will help this Cabernet age beautifully in the cellar over the next decade or so. The power and intensity of this wine make it a great match for hearty red meats including barbecued ribs, beef stews, venison, or simply a prime steak.