Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Merlot
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot PetitVerdot
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
Each $20.99
$251.00
Available by the dozen
Clairault Estate is situated approximately ten kilometres south of Yallingup, within the superior Wilyabrup dress circle of Margaret River. The property contains four dams, forty hectares of grazing land and eighty of remnant bush. The vineyard itself has been cultivated with a commitment to local flora and fauna, it yields harvests of small but intensely flavoured grapes. Merlot and Petit Verdot are assembled around a solid backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon, a stately wine of penetrating bramble fruit characters and refined, tensile tannins.
Bunches of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are de-stemmed and each berry is split, to ensure minimal degradation and encourage fresh, clean flavours. Merlot is crushed to fully expose the delicate flesh, for a more refined and elegant textural development. A fortnight of cool, gentle vinification on skins, allows for slower, more controlled extractions of tannin and flavour. Ferments are pumped over thrice daily over the course of a fortnight and judiciously backed off as the juices evolve into wine. Upon completion, batches are gently pressed into a selection of French oak barriques for ten months maturation, followed by clarification and the final assemblage.
TASTING NOTES
Bright garnet colour. A compelling bouquet of vibrant cherry skin and dark berry characters , mintiness, dried herb and vanilla. A bold palate driven by blackberry and mocha oak, fleshy plum sweetness followed by a herbal savoury length. The tannins are fine grained, almost silky in texture, in fine balance before a dark chocolate allspice finish. Match with lamb, steak or eggplant, a superb accompaniement to rare, gamey duck.
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  Each $43.99
  $525.00
Available in cartons of six
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Clairault Estate Chardonnay
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Margaret River
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  Each $36.99
  $443.00
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Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Merlot
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Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot PetitVerdot
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
Available by the dozen
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Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $25.99
  $311.00
Available by the dozen
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Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $24.99
  $299.00
Available by the dozen
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Clairault Margaret River Rose
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $18.99
  $227.00
Available by the dozen
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Fruit Semillon SauvBlanc
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
  Each $21.99
  $263.00
Available by the dozen
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About the Clairault Winery
Established in 1976, Clairault is one of the pioneering vineyard winery estates in Margaret River
Margaret River is a region of striking natural beauty which has become one of the world's most renowned premium wine producing regions and tourism destinations. Its rich terroir, Mediterranean climate and close proximity to the cooling influences of the Indian and Great Southern oceans ensure consistent vintages and the creation of exceptional quality wines. Clairault's pristine undulating property with bountiful creek lines, natural springs and some of the oldest native forests in the south west, make it truly unique. Its history, pedigree and forward thinking approach has established Clairault’s fast growing reputation as a serious player in Margaret River. This, along with outstanding winemaking skills has helped create wines that are truly distinctive to Clairault's vineyard. Clairault»