Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a long history in Langhorne Creek. It was the secret ingredient in many of the nation's most memorable vintages, maestro Wolf Blass called on Langhorne Creek Cabernet for his most salubrious editions of red wine. The Willson family had enjoyed a distinguished reputation as growers of the finest Cabernet for many years before establishing their own label. Coulthard is the pick of the Bremerton harvest, exactingly crafted to showcase the aromatic black fruit flavours and succulent tannins which Langhorne Creek does best.
One of the best kept secrets in Australian viticulture, Langhorne Creek Cabernet is characterized by its universally appealing approachability, statuesque elegance and early drinking grace. The annual flooding of Bremer River replenishes the rich alluvial soils which nourish Bremerton Vineyards, infusing Cabernet grapes with the tantalizing eucalypt characters of local flora. Individual parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are treated to a spell of cold soak in traditional, small open fermenters for optimal extraction of colours and flavour. Upon completion of ferments, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques for eighteen months before assemblage.
Deep dark scarlet hue. Ripe cassis and blackberry aromas, bluberries and gum leaf supported by savoury meat jus and black bean notes. A well balanced palate offering up ripe dark fruits, loganberries and brambleberry enhanced by silky textures, framed by gently spiced vanillan cedar oak and supported by long, pliant tannins. Coulthard is the perfect match to braised cheek or grilled rib, gourmet game recipes or succulently prepared hare.