Domaine A Petit ‘a’ Cabernets 2010 – Tasmania
Petit ‘a’ originates from the same ancient terroir and bears the hallmark typicity of Domaine A. It is a fine wine possessed of genuine ageing capacity that can yet be enjoyed while relatively youthful. Benefitting from identical viticultural rigor, it is crafted to evolve a little earlier in order to be appreciated upon release or cellared further. Domaine A Petit ‘a’ is an assemblage of classic Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The grapes are harvested entirely by hand from old estate vines. Typically, veraison will happen in February and picking in mid April. The 2010 release of Petit ‘a’ is proving to be a vintage of tremendous quality and consistency. Petit ‘a’ is crafted in small batches employing traditionalt techniques including open vat fermentation, regular racking and hand plunging. It is matured in seasoned French oak barriques for 2 years and rested in the cellar for a further year or more until ready for release. Domaine A has a proven record of critical acclaim in company with the great wine estates of the world. It is recognised in the elite echelon of Australian wine and enjoys a strong following among collectors.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot
Deep Ruby colour. A mouth filling and harmonious expression of terroir suffused with captivating florals, Asiatic spice and whispers of mint. A dark berry core layered with cassis is supported by fine, velvet tannin structure and the pure natural acidity of Tasmania. – Domaine A, VIGNERON H. Peter Althaus