An Impossible Dream
2022 Wilyabrup Cabernet
The 2022 Wilyabrup Cabernet will be the second of our Crofamiul Wines.
The grapes were picked on Friday 1st April 2022.
This wine will be quite different to its older sibling. It will still be a pure cabernet sauvignon (with perhaps a slight touch of cabernet franc), but this time the fruit will be sourced from a different vineyard in the very southern part of Wilyabrup (which is still in the northern part of the Margaret River wine region), and the wine will be a 50% new oak blend, using our 2021 barrel plus a new French oak barrique (compared to the 2021 vintage which was 100% new oak, with that fruit coming from a vineyard almost 10 kilometres due north and a few kilometres further inland from the ocean).
Our syndicate has grown too, and now includes the original four, plus four new folk, brother-in-law Phil Allen, plus Jon Steele, Martin Steens and Ted Copeland.
Here's a quick look at the vineyard a couple of weeks pre-harvest.
Crofamiul Wines; nothing formulaic about them.