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  • 2021 Fire Gully Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

2021 Fire Gully Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


Every wine tells a story. This is the story of Cabernet Sauvignon, the flagship red variety of Margaret River. The original Cabernet vines were introduced to Western Australia between 1836 and 1895, most likely from South Africa. In the 1930s legendary Houghton winemaker Jack Mann took cuttings from selectedold bush-vines in the Swan Valley and established a 1.6 hectare planting known as the


"Houghton Cabernet Block".


He was firmly of the view that grapes from this could be used to make outstanding wine. In the 1960's the  Department of agriculture , through several years of evaluation, refined this block and selected the best quality vines, 21 in all from a planting of 2,200.  These vines were planted in "foundation blocks" at GinGin in 1970 and at Frankland River in 1973. Over the next 40 years these vines were further evaluated and in 2012 six "super” selections were released.


We have chosen what we consider the best three cabernet selections to form the basis of this wine.

Hand picked, bunch and berry selected  prior to fermentation as whole berries in open fermenters. Hand plunged with 39 days on skins prior to pressing and maturing in oak barrique for 18 months. 


Uncover the story of Margaret River's flagship red variety, where dedication and expertise have culminated in the creation of a wine that echoes the legacy of legendary winemakers & vignerons. The 2020 Fire Gully Cabernet Sauvignon; a wine that encapsulates the essence of time and tradition in every bottle.



  • 2020 Fire Gully Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 

    The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is lovely. It's a leafy, chalky, delicate Cabernet Sauvignon, with very finely milled tannins and layers of red and purple fruit in the mouth. It's hard to choose a favourite  character of this wine (between the fruit and the tannins), however it is the tannins that bring it home for me in the end: the cool mineral outlay and the gently chalk grip through the middle palate highlights the fruit and makes this wine what it is. Superb.

    95 Points  Erin Larkin 

    Robert Parker Wine Advocate 


    2020 Fire Gully Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Fire Gully vineyard planted in 1988, and purchased by the Peterkin family in 1998. It is adjacent to Moss Wood, and about a kilometre away from Pierro. Red and black fruit, coffee bean, a little mint and tobacco. It's discreet and savoury, fine-grained tannin, redcurrant and blackcurrant, bay leaf and subtle earthiness, and a saline finish of excellent length and persuasive tannin. Lovely wine. Understated and excellent.


    Gary Walsh - The Wine Front 


    2020 Fire Gully Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 

    "Most beautiful medium-bodied but still generous Cabernet  from this excellent season.It has been expertly crafted to allow the high-tone leafy red fruit aromatics to reveal their engaging quality. The palate is superbly integrated with fine slippery tannins and little oak and that beautifully seductive fruit."


    Ray Jordan - WA Wine Review

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