The Quintessential Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 vintage

Hentley Farm Wines single estate example of the quintessential Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet.

$62.00

Vineyard

Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | Predominantly shattered limestone subsoils | North-south and east-west row orientations | Varied micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | 45% on skins for 62 days | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new – 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 21 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.6 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 28th February - 12th March 2019 | Bottled: December 2020 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Profile: Cassis | Rosemary | Mint | Tarragon
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Outstanding length | Balanced oak

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Dingo
Vehicle – Holden Monaro
Musical – Baritone Saxophone