2019 Dormilona ‘Clayface’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Jo Perry is one of a handful of growers who are actively redefining the potential of Margaret River. This is her top wine and arguably the purest example of the variety in the region. This is pure Cabernet without the alcohol or the oak.
The grapes are picked earlier than most and the grapes are then handled very lightly, after which they left to sit in clay amphora for six months before bottling — hence the name. No additions beyond a touch of sulphur at bottling. This is exceptionally pretty, ethereal and fine-framed.