Wills Domain Eightfold 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense deep brick red with subtle purple overtones.
Glazed cherries, graphite and mulberries to start, gently lifted by understated tones of cedar and liquorice.
A supple entry and coating black fruits, velure tannin and brisk natural acidity. Culminates in a fine finish of cherry stone, currants and youthful tannin and verve.
Pristine fruit was picked, destemmed and lightly crushed in the early hours of the morning, after which fermentation begins and is held at a maximum of 25°C for its duration. After 13 days on skin with rigorous pump-overs three times a day the wine was gently separated from the skin and transferred to French Oak barriques, 33% of which were new, to complete fermentation. The wine is then aged in French Oak for 9 months before being blended, lightly fined and filtered.
Braised or char-grilled beef.