von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 vintage

Great Barossan cabernets come from rare and special sites...
Sites where the land is flat, the air is cool, the soils are deep and the vines are protected from the afternoon sun, just like the one on which the fruit for the von Kasper is grown. True to both region and varietal, the von Kasper displays the intense fruit expected from the Barossa, with the essential underlying herbaceousness of the cabernet.


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The Real Review - 96 points
Decanter - 94 points


H Block: Deep red clay loam | Western bank of Greenock Creek | Old clone | Low topographical position | Slight easterly aspect | East-west oriented rows
Upshot: Intense fruit | Consistent varietal characteristics | Herbaceous notes


Rainfall: Late winter rainfall | Consistent spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm spring to early summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot summer protection | Slow development

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


Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | 8 days on skins
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 14.0% | pH – 3.56 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 17th March 2018 | Bottled: December 2019 | Released: October 2020


Sensorial Information
Profile: Cassis | Blackcurrant | Cigar box | Clove | Chervil
Texture: Fine tannins | Great length | Fresh acidity

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