The parcels of fruit used to produce the Cabernet Merlot Expression “Smooth Operator” Evans & Tate are from strategic locations in the central and northern parts of Margaret River, chosen for their ability to consistently produce a wine with intense colour, ripe fruit and fine, silky tannins. Some parcels of Merlot were picked overnight to ensure they reached the winery as cold as possible. The separate parcels of fruit were matured in a combination of new and up to 5 year old French oak hogsheads and barriques for between 10 and 16 months. Following blending, the wine was filtered just once and matured in bottle prior to release.
Evans & Tate Margaret River Expressions range celebrates the spirit of Margaret River with a series of serious wines without the serious attitude.
Evans and Tate, one of Australia’s leading producers of premium wines, are renowned for their elegance, finesse, style and complexity. With over 20 years of proven vintage, this range of wines has become rightfully associated with offering the purest expression of varietal and regional character. Evans and Tate Margaret River wines have routinely won many other awards from around the world and built an international reputation based on pedigree as the true taste of Margaret River. Margaret River is one of the elite wine regions of Australia and the world. Located along the Indian Ocean, a three-hour drive south of Perth, the region is famous for some of Australia’s best blends of Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Margaret River’s unique natural characteristics help produce wines of power and elegance. The region boasts optimal conditions for vineyards. The proximity to the ocean, the consistency of the soil and the perfect seasonal temperatures contribute to the overall excellence of Margaret River wines.