Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
The Lynn family have been Coonawarra locals for generations, the Majella property has long been in family hands. Acquired by George and Pat Lynn in 1960, ostensibly for grazing, it was ultimately established as vineyards in 1968. The House Block was sown to vines in 1971, it remains the source of Majella's most superior single parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon. Treated to a rich course of barrel ferments and extravagance of twenty months maturation in the luxury of new French oak, the countenance of Coonawarra excellence, a mere 200 dozen were made.
Majella have received overwhelming international approbation for the superlative quality of their Coonawarra Cabernet from inaugural vintage. The artful winemaking team have dedicated the precious harvest of an elite, single block of distinguished old plantings, to a pure, limited edition bottling, contracting cooperages of the finest French oak barrels. The pick of fruit, hand selected off the most elite copse of Majella vine, are sorted and softly crushed, prepared for a gentle vinification and transferred into new French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments. The wine is then matured twenty months in same barrels, before bottling in the distinctive imported Italian bottles.