Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 vintage

$29.50

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Vineyard founder Keith Hentschke went against the grain when selecting three hillside sites to plant Cabernet, and the risk has paid off.

Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

Vineyard

C BLOCK & E BLOCK

Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-South oriented rows | Elevated Eastern apsect
Result: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

PRE-VINTAGE

Rainfall: Late Winter rainfall | Consistent Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf caponies | Hot Summer protection | Slow development

VINTAGE

Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild Autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

WINEMAKING

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Partial extended skin maceration | Partial whole bunch addition
Oak: French – 10% new, 90% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14% | pH: 3.50 | Acid: 7.5g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

NOTEWORTHY DATES

Harvested: 4th April 2018 | Bottled: December 2018 | Released: December 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2028

Profile

SENSORAL INFORMATION

Profile: Rhubarb | Plum | Blackberry | Tomato Leaf | Bitter Orange | Rosemary | Choc-mint
Texture: Grippy tannins | Long finish | Fresh and vibrant

CHARACTERISTICS

Animal: Grey Wolf
Vehicle: BMW 2 Series Coupé
Musical: Classical Oboe