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Konpira Maru Icarus Cabernet Merlot 2021

Konpira Maru Icarus Cabernet Merlot 2021

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Tasting Notes

The Icarus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a real risk reward wine for us. Making a Cabernet, especially one from one of the coolest climate vineyards on mainland Victoria is fraught with danger. However, the epic hang-time the berries get in Kilmore, nearly 9 months, means green aromatics are rare and a nice balanced Cabernet can be produced. With this one we co-fermented the two varieties after a 7 day cold soak, and then it was left to macerate for 10 days following primary ferment. The wine showed epic quinine and blueberry throughout ferment and they are still in evidence now but less pronounced, just one part of what is a really delicious wine. Really happy with how this one turned out. - Winery Note

Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.

Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, we were searching for our own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, we set out on our vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.

We set out to make interesting wines with minimal intervention and maximum care. Wines that were full of character, with a focus on affordability and a high-drinkability factor.

Our goal was simple – to produce wines we wanted to drink and to inject a little fun into an industry often accused of taking itself too seriously.

Now we make wine from the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions in Queensland as well as Kilmore in Victoria, with the help of our crew of amazing growers. In 2016, we took on our own Whitlands vineyard, sitting high above the King Valley. Here we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris organically on beautiful red soil, surrounded by stunning sub-alpine Eucalypt forest. A magic part of the world.

We hope you love 'em as much as we do. - Winery Note

Product Type Wine Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot & Friends
Volume 750ml
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Sub Region Kilmore
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Minimal Intervention