Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Nestled amongst the undulating slopes of Brokenback Range, the Mount Pleasant wineworks were established in 1921 by industry legend Maurice O'Shea. To this day, Mount Pleasant retain the most distinguished vineyards, reaching out from their environs in the Hunter Valley to secure parcels of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon which are second to none. Inspired by their sterling efforts under the Brand's Coonawarra label, the McWilliam's team have applied their winning touch to a harvest of the finest fruit, achieving a generous and approachable Cabernet wine.
Coonawarra is propitiously positioned on the most favourable soils and idyllic climes, providing the ultimate, Cabernet growing environment. Harvest commences only when grapes can display the requisite cassis and bramble berry characters, rich colouring and fine tannin structure. Following the crush, juices are inoculated for vinification in a combination of static and rotary fermenters for several days at controlled temperatures, while being treated to a regimen of daily pumpovers and rolling. Upon completion, the wine is pressed off into a selection of oak for malolactic and maturation. During this period, up to three rackings are employed to assist in tannin integration and to develop aromatic complexity.
Vibrant bright crimson red with purple hues. Fresh and intense blackberries, blueberries and black currant aromas on the bouquet, secondary notes of chocolate, mocha and cassis. Rich cassis and blackberry flavours dominate the palate. Supple varietal tannins give classical framework and weight to the wine which finishes with lingering chocolate oak and velvety tannins. Very ready to enjoy upon release, easily matched with lasagna, red meats or cheese.