Helen’s Hill ‘Old Orchard’ Cabernets 2016


Our Cabernets blend combines all 5 of the traditional Cabernet varieties to produce a classic cool climate wine. The blend is approximately 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cab Franc, 7% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot.

All fruit is grown on our single vineyard site and hand picked at harvest to ensure that all fruit is picked at optimal ripeness. The fruit is de-stemmed and crushed into our open top fermenters to undergo primary fermentation. (approximately 6-8 days) The juice then spends up to 6 weeks in the fermenters going through post ferment maceration to extract maximum color and tannins from skins.

After fermentation is complete, the skins are pressed off and the juice settled in tank for 48 hours. The juice is then “racked” off to French Oak barrels (50% New, 50% old) for full malolactic fermentation which takes approximately 4 months. After malo fermentation is complete the wine is “racked” to tank, the barrels are cleaned and the wine is returned to the same barrels for final barrel maturation.

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