Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
The Ingoldby family has been associated with McLaren Vale grapegrowing for more than a century. Their skill at managing vines which they have husbanded for generations yields harvests of the most splendid fruit bursting with intense flavours. Ingoldby's Cabernet Sauvignon is highly valued and still sought by some of the nation's most popular brands. A highly flavoursome table red, the essential McLaren Vale Cabernet, exuding ripe aromas, sweet and savoury expressions of plum, berries and oak, to pair off with juicy meats and robust cheese.
Since inaugural release Ingoldby have enjoyed a stunning run of success at national wine shows. Their fruit has been the secret ingredient in many of Australia's most esteemed wines. Cabernet Sauvignon in particular has attracted wide critical acclaim with every release. Grapes are destemmed and crushed, the must is fermented warm in ten and twenty tonne static and rotary fermenters to extract the rich colour from the skins, adding palate weight and softening the tannins. Batches are pressed off, some components are matured in a combination of seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for a year, a parcel is kept unoaked to retain vibrant fruit focus.
Deep red with purple hues. Aromas of dried plums and black cherry with subtle integrated oak. The palate of this rich, well balanced, full bodied red wine is long and captivating, offering blackcurrant flavours, liquorice allsorts and spice. The finish shows lovely length with savoury tannins. Magic with rib eye steak or lamb cutlets under red wine jus.