2019 A.R.C Cabernet Merlot
A.R.C or A Random Collection was founded in 2017 after musings and dreams from a previous life working restaurant floors.
For James and Jessica Audas the vision of working the land, being in touch with nature and living within their means came to life a few years ago when they made the leap from Sydney and ended up with an off grid permaculture farm in West Gippsland Victoria. This is the most classic leaning wine from the release and a joy to drink now or throw in the cellar. The Baw Baw Cabernet Blend comes from the Biodynamic Wild Dog Vineyard farmed by Patrick Sullivan & William Downie in Gippsland. The vines are 38 years old and planted on rich red volcanic soils. They picked just under a tonne of each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. All grapes were de-stemmed and macerated on skins in stainless tank for 22 days, during which they were foot stomped (by Jess and Freya) twice a week. Once pressed they were transferred to a selection of wood for 10 month elevage. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.