Parker Estate First Growth 2019


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First Growth is only crafted in years when the growing season produces exceptional fruit quality, and when a particular vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our ‘Abbey’ vineyard, First Growth Langton’s Classified as “Excellent” and acclaimed by Australian and international critics.

Harvested during April 2019, fruit for the current vintage of First Growth was fermented in a 9T closed-static-fermenter for 38 days (fermentation lasting 11 days before the parcels were topped and sealed). This extended maceration encourages tannin structure and increases ageing potential. After time on skins the wine was pressed to 80% new oak Barriques sourced from renowned cooperages Saury Bordeaux, Seguin Moreau and D’Aquitaine. The wine was then matured in oak for 18 months to create fine grained tannins and produce a tightly structured wine with the potential to improve with correct cellaring in excess of 20 years.