Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 vintage

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

$32.50

Accolades

Trophy - Best Wine of Show - 2021 Marananga Wine Show

Trophy - Best Cabernet - 2021 Marananga Wine Show

Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Dry conditions from spring through to summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Partial extended skin maceration – ranging from 5 to 55 days on skins
Oak: French – 10% new, 90% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.5 | Acid: 6.5g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 21st February – 20th March 2020 | Bottled: December 2020 | Released: July 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Rhubarb | Black tea | Charred meat | Rosemary | Choc-mint | Spearmint
Texture: Cocoa powder tannins | Fresh and vibrant

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