Octagon2015

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Octagon

A wine of highly distinctive character, achieved in blending estate-grown Bordeaux varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, Octagon’s great prestige rests further on its being created only in fine vintages, and with the most astute selection from the harvest. But it is also the highest expression of our estate’s European derivation and inspiration; a wine of distinction and age worthiness in every incarnation.

 

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Octagon at the core

Year

2015

Cellar Life

20yrs

The vintage was characterized by intermittent rains and warm conditions from Spring into early Summer, which induced vigorous vine growth. Long days became a must, of leaf removals and edging around the clusters to allow sunshine to penetrate in the “fruit zone.” Ideal dry condition set in from end of August until copious rains arrived in late September. By then all reds had been harvested in ideal conditions, with the exception of Cabernet Sauvignon which was collected after the rains and produced a fine but lighter wine, not included in the blend of an exceptional vintage of Octagon.

JamesSuckling.com 93 points
Virginia Governor's Cup competition, 2018 Gold Medal
Texsom International competition, 2018 Gold Medal and Best in Region
Fermentation 6-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 15 days
Composition Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Petit Verdot 30%
Aging 12 months French oak barriques, new 40%, used 60%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.57%

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