2018 Amato Vino Mantra Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, WA

Classic Margaret River Cabernet that drinks beautifully now.




About The Wine

The Mantra Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, muscular version of Margaret River's flagship red variety, delivered in its rawest form.

The fruit is grown on two Cabernet blocks in some of the most sought-after subregions in Margaret River. It's a typically robust Cabernet that shows the characters of both region and variety effortlessly. It's made with a hands-off approach, being naturally fermented with a portion in amphora as whole-bunches and bottled without fining or filtration.

The essence of Margaret River Cabernet captured with minimal intervention from the maker. Cabernet fans will find this to be a great buy in the grand scheme of Cabernet from this region.

About Amato Vino

Brad Wehr's Amato Vino label is equal parts traditional and experimental.

On one hand, his wines exemplify the best of classic Margaret River varieties, delivered at great prices. On the other hand, he's exploring new varieties and new winemaking techniques, constantly pushing and innovating.

Brad's wines have a wild streak and are some of the more engaging and authentic wines we have seen from Margaret River.

Winemaker Brad Wehr
Winemaker Brad Wehr
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from two Cabernet blocks – one old single vineyard estate in the heart of Wilyabrup and a stunning block of aged Margaret River vines in the east Wallcliffe sub- region. Both parcels hand-picked and de-stemmed before wild ferment in open bins and a whole bunch portion in amphorae. Basket–pressed to new and aged French oak (20% new), and matured for 19 months. Bottling unfined, unfiltered. Undoubtedly Margaret River Cabernet, yet with the light touch and elegant rawness/freshness of lo-fi winemaking.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Bottle Size : 2025
Production : 750ml

Brad filling his terracotta amphora
Brad filling his terracotta amphora
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A potpourri of scents greet the nose – perfume, cherry, rose-water, eastern spices, dark chocolate and mocha, toasty blackcurrant – aromas of freshly baked bread, warm cherry pie, spicy plum pudding and a background of forest floor fruits. Seamless oak melds with red/blue fruits – boysenberry, blueberry, satsuma plum.The palate begins delicately with soft spicy red- fruits and blackcurrant, but builds in momentum revealing an array of ripe berries, sweet cherry, juicy plum. Gentle acidity builds to the back palate showing just enough crunch and firmness. The tannins are fine-grained and satiny, leaving you wanting more.  Drink with rich/rare red meats, hearty stews, tomato-based pasta and pizza." - Brad Wehr, winemaker

Halliday Wine Companion

"Fruit from 2 sites in Wilyabrup, each parcel pressed and vinified separately, using wild yeast and with 16 months in French oak (20% new), minimal additions and handling. Dense and succulent, this is a picture of Margaret River cabernet: power without heft, and concentration without girth. The fruit is ripe and plush and the tannins have a chewiness to them. Overall, extremely satisfying, almost decadent." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)


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