Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Metala was the first ever to win Jimmy Watson Trophy, a significant accolade in the world of wine. Fruit for the White Label is sourced from splendid Langhorne Creek vines which can trace a heritage back to the original plantings of 1891. In its day, originally crafted by the current winemaker's forebears, the century old block at Metala Creek still contributes grapes. An Australian classic, internationally lauded and perennially feted, Metala is brimming with mouthfilling berry flavours, seasoned by regional eucalpt and mint, lined with a fine touch of supple oak.
Metala stands as a beacon amongst the great vineyards of Langhorne Creek. A mostly Shiraz mix with a third of Cabernet Sauvignon, the famous Metala label stands as an icon of the Australian wine industry, still crafted by the same geneology, mostly from the same old vines. After careful harvesting to achieve perfect ripeness, fruit is crushed into traditional open fermenters and macerated for optimal extraction of flavour, colour and tannins. Upon completion of ferments, Metala is pressed and racked before being transferred into a selection of French and American and French oak barrels for extended maturation. A careful assessment of each barrel is carried out, the finest are assembled into the finished wine.
Dense, dark brooding colour. An enticing nose of sweet herbs, ruby red berries, ground black pepper and mint. Intense plum, cherry and blackcurrant fruit scents are supported by hints of eucalyptus and licorice which characterize Langhorne Creek. On the palate, Metala is full bodied and rich with wonderful, dense blackberry fruit coupled by substantial but tender tannins. The Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet of choice to accompany grills, stir frys and lasagna.