Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

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

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)


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C-Block and E-Block: Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect
Upshot: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile


Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | partial extended skin maceration | partial whole bunch addition
Oak: French – 10% new, 90% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.0% | pH – 3.67 | Acid – 7.1g/L | RS – <1 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 22nd February - 8st March 2016 | Bottled: January 2017 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Plum | Black Cherry | Blackcurrant | Choc-mint
Texture: Grippy front palate tannins | Long finish | Vibrant and pretty

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