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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily perfumed, in the mouthfillingly muscular Coonawarra way, the Balnaves brand endures in the tradition of world class vintages grown to.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
An ongoing resurrection of some fabulous old vines, a distinguished Blewitt Springs site and a range of the most spectacular McLaren Vale wines. When Kelly and Bondar acquired Rayner Vineyard in 2013, they knew that everything depended on the management of site and soil to achieve the excellence of wine they had in mind. The most fastidious husbanding regimens and a tightly scheduled evolution towards organic viticulture, the propitious Rayner vines have never yielded finer harvests, all translating into a tour de force across the entire Bondar range. Salient quality and penurious pricing make for a compelling mix. Old vines grown to salubrious soils, the harvest timed to perfection, a precision picking of fruit at just the right hour of day, aimed at capturing and bottling the.. Model mclaren macerations»

Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Clare South Australia
Whilst Kingston may be the most baronial winemaking estate on the Riverland, each vintage their dedicated team acquire bespoke parcels from well endowed vineyards to make generously flavoured wines which are the essence of South Australia. Cabernet Sauvignon is a style that Kingston do exceptionally well, selection of fruit is second to none and there are no compromises throughout the winemaking. A sensational construct of Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a remarkable depth of flavour, seamlessness and finesse on a length of elegant tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon are collated from choice vineyards in Coonawarra and Valley Clare, hastily delivered to the estate wineworks at Kingston on Murray. The Coonawarra component contributes great richness of traditional dark fruit flavours, solid tannins and aromaticness, Clare Valley adds elegance and finesse, firmness of structure and a refined finish. Parcels are individually treated to a destemming and crushed into small static fermenters for vinification at 20°C, peaking at warmer temperatures of 28°C to 29°C. Batches are fermented to dry and pressed off skins, separated from the tailings and filled to a selection of French and American oak barrels for a course of maturation.
Deep crimson red, purple hues. Bouquet displays cherry, plum and bramble up front, supported by fragrant violet notes, black olives and tobacco. Medium to full bodied palate, dark fruit flavours, blueberries and leafyness, a well structured, firm but rounded finish on a length of Coonawarra mint and sweet oak. Perfectly paired with red meats, cheeses or tomato pasta.
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