von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 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.

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

$89.50

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Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points

Tyson Stelzer - 96 points

Vineyard

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

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 | 8 days on skins | Basked pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.62 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 14th March 2019 | Bottled: January 2021 | Released: February 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Spearmint | Blackberry | Lavender | Chocolate | Dark Cherry
Texture: Fine tannins | Great length | Fresh acidity

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Black Panther
Vehicle – Porsche Panamera Turbo
Musical – Bass Trombone