Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 vintage

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

$32.50

Vineyard

C-Block, E-Block and H-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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Partial extended skin maceration – ranging from 12 to 45 days on skins
Oak: French – 10% new, 90% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.69 | Acid: 6.7g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 10th – 24th March 2021 | Bottled: December 2021 | Released: December 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blackcurrant | Cherry | Lavender | Mint
Texture: Fine-grained tannins | Fresh and vibrant

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