Selected parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Barossa and McLaren Vale vineyards were selected by our winemakers on the basis of fruit definition, concentration of flavour, ripe tannin profiles and balanced acidity. Individual vineyard parcels of selected fruit were fermented for up to 14 days. Fermentation management techniques were carefully managed so as to liberate attractive varietal flavours, vibrant colour and ripe. This resulted in rich and vibrant wines expressing their true varietal and regional characteristics. Maturation took place in a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for approximately 21 months to add further complexity to the wine prior to bottling. After oak maturation, each barrel was individually assessed and only those of exceptional quality and showing the attributes suitable for George Wyndham Cabernet Merlot were selected for the final blend.