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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»

Chateau Reynella Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
South Australia's founding winery, the headquarters of Hardy Wines, Chateau Reynella is one of our nation's oldest cellars. Vinified from the most precious parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon available to Hardy, traditionally crafted to old world techniques, employing antique basket presses and open fermenters to keep the history alive and create wines which merit perennial critical acclaim. A highly perfumed construct of McLaren Vale Cabernet, its judicious measure of spiced French vanilla oak complements the fruit richness and lingers on the memorable finish.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$365.50
Established by John Reynell in 1838, the winery boasts a prestige as birthplace of South Australia's wine industry. Set on twenty one picturesque hectares at the very gateway to McLaren Vale, this historic winery exudes classic charm with its restored heritage. The finest harvests of Cabernet are harvested and destemmed, crushed into a mix four and seven tonne open fermenters for ten days vinification, treated to a regimen of regular hand plunging and pumping of juices over skins to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. Upon completion, the skins are basket pressed and batches are racked into a selection of seasoned and new fine oak barriques for a course of malolactic and extended term of maturation.
Vibrant dark purple with brilliant crimson hues. Lifted plum aromas, ripe cherries over underlying aniseed and cigar box notes, complex characters of cassis, savoury black olive and sweetly perfumed violets. The palate is powerful and textured with layers of cassis, ripe fleshed plum and tasty mocha chocolate. Fine tannins complement the fruit, whilst the acid structure provides a wine of great structure, complexity and length.
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