Forbes & Forbes Fraternal Blend is a much loved blend of two Bordeaux varieties; Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Adverse weather conditions during the 2011 ripening period meant the Cabernet Sauvignon did not achieve ripeness. In the absence of this variety the Alexander Murray blend could not be made and a new blend known as the Fraternal Blend was created Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Franc (25%).
Season: The adverse weather conditions during the 2011 were challenging to say the least. A season not typical within the Barossa and a long cool and wet ripening. However, viticulture skills were put to a test this year and delivered some exceptional results within the Eden Valley region of the Barossa. If your terroir consisted of sandy loam soil, shale and rocky outcrops over the red clay than the skills of delivering a quality parcel of wine grapes was all up to the management, that's viticulture of course!
Appearance: Deep purple with brick red hues.
Aroma/Bouquet: Raspberry characters and rich black fruits with a touch of tawny and seasoned french oak on the nose.
Palate: Aged characters showing through with a lovely overtone of blackberries and soft cherries.
Food Pairing: Duck with honey, soy and ginger, oxtail stew, ratatouille, vegetarian lasagna just to name a few...
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 5+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes
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Vineyard: Single vineyard estate grown (Avon Brae) is located in the High Eden region of Eden Valley/Barossa.
Season: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days with cool nights allowed for perfect slow ripening, maximising Riesling bunch flavour. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one.
Wine making: Blend of three varieties, Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (GSM)
Appearance: Medium red
Aroma/Bouquet: Bursting ripe raspberries, plums, Turkish delight, musk confectionery with lifted pepper and spice including nuances of clove.
Palate: Luscious red berries are obvious with flavours of flint and soft washed slate. A medium bodied wine that demands Mediterranean cuisine.
Food Pairing: Grilled Lamb cutlets with lashings of rosemary and olive oil, Margarita pizza, King George Whiting fillets wrapped in Pancetta and garden fresh broad beans. Slightly chill in warmer climates.
Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/L
Production: 190 dozen
Cellar potential: Now - 2026
Wine maker: Kym Teusner