Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia
Great wines begin in the vineyard. Truly splendid wines can only be made from the highest quality fruit, Kirrihill endeavour to craft the best, whatever the pricepoint. An exemplary Cabernet wine from sites across the premier viticultural precincts of Valley Clare, selected on the basis of consistency and pronounced varietal character. Grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night and vinified to a canon of old and new world techniques, capturing the essential brooding black fruits, regional blueberry mint and savoury tannin structure of the finest Clare Cabernet.
Kirrihill work closely with the most dedicated Clare Valley growers to ensure the fruit meets the standards required to make the highest quality wine. Parcels are all picked and vinified separately in open top fermenters, while being treated to regular pumpovers, followed by a course of drain and returns to maximise the extraction of colour, flavour and tannin from skins. The batches are pressed off into a selection of French and American oak for malolactic and ten months maturation, softening the tannins and enhancing complexity. Parcels are then assembled into the finished wine, the aim being to achieve a balance of terroir, while buiding structure and achieving true elegance.
A vibrant deep red colour. Classic Clare Cabernet characters of blackcurrant and crushed violet on the nose, supported by enticing cedary notes, black bean and hints of hoi sin sauce. The palate is chock full of plum, mulberry and dark cherry. A rich, full bodied wine whose fruit characters are balanced by delicious chocolate oak, velvety tannins and a long, satisfying finish.