"Medium weight again a reflection of a cooler year with delicate flavours of red berries, cassis, liquorice and dried herbs. The structure is slightly more savoury than normal which will suit food nicely. 20% of the fruit has been handled in the Amarone manner- this technique of drying fruit adds complexity and fullness and produces soft juicy tannins. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable for early appreciation, delivering excellent quality for the price."
"20% of the grapes were left on 10kg drying racks for 5 weeks and 2 days, in the traditional Amarone manner, to concentrate flavour. The fruit for Jester was fermented on skins for 6 days, at cool and warm temperatures, to enhance pure berry fruit. The wine was then pressed and underwent partial barrel fermentation. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred before the wine was racked. 14.5% alc."