This Shiraz Cabernet blend is from selected parcels of handpicked estate grown fruit.
Created by co-fermentation to enhance the integration of both grape varieties.
A classic Australian blend combining the length of the cabernet sauvignon characters, cherry and mulberry with the shiraz, plum and blackcurrant on the palate.
Lifted dark-cherry, blackcurrant and wild-herbs typify the aroma. The palate is rich, juicy and rounded with ripe chewy tannins, finishing with a lovely freshness. This wine is approachable now but will continue to gain complexity as it matures
All parcels were individually hand harvested, destemmed and fermented in small 1 and 2 tonne fermenters. A mixture of hand plunging and pumping-over cap management techniques were employed throughout the fermentation. Extended skin-maceration occurred for up to 10 days post dryness before being pressed off and matured in a mix of new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Matured on full yeast lees for 15 months prior to being assembled, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration
Vineyard | Region
Cabernet Sauvignion 20 year-old vines | Central Eden Valley sub-region Cabernet Sauvignon 30 year-old vines | Central Eden Valley sub-region
Optimum year 2030
14.5 % Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Shiraz 10% pH: 3.55 Residual Sugar: NIL Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l Production: 650 doz
Production: 650 doz