2013 Clare Valley Watervale Cabernet Sauvignon

 
 

$23.00

A medium to full bodied wine of immense drinkability. Juicy berry flavours balanced with fine tannins and subtle oak.

“Estate grown fruit, matured in a mix of old French and American oak. It’s become such a lively wine. It’s not thick or overdone in any way; it’s boysenberried and currant with slips of sweet mint, the elegance and juiciness of it entirely easy to take. It’s well structured and substantial enough, no one will be unsatisfied, but it keeps freshness and life to forefront. 93 points. Highly Recommended.

 – James Halliday’s 2016 Wine Companion

Product Description

STYLE

A medium to full bodied wine of immense drinkability. Juicy berry flavours balanced with fine tannins and subtle oak.

VITICULTURE

The fruit for this wine was sourced off our winery vineyard. Soil profile is brown to red loam over limestone. Yield was 1.3 tonnes/acre.

VINIFICATION

The vintage eventually settled in to a run of consistent warm days followed by cool nights. This pattern of weather helped to give a deep garnet hue and definitive Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characteristics. The grapes were harvested in early April and fermented on skins through to dryness in static stainless steel fermenters. Traditional basket pressing has given the wine a good mid palate structure and length of flavour. 14.5% alc/vol

TASTING NOTES

This Watervale Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced off our own winery vineyard. Exciting mulberry/cassis and elevated herbaceous aromas are prominent on the nose. Juicy berry flavours give depth to the mid palate balanced with fine tannins and underlying oak. This round and evocative style is a result of time honoured basket pressing, finishing with good length of flavour. Cellaring potential of 6-8 years.