Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley South Australia
A collation of parcels grown to good vineyards in the Eden and Barossa Valleys. The elegance of Cabernet picked off estate vines on the cooler ripening elevated aspects of Valley Eden, coalesce handsomely with the richness of parcels harvested from lower elevations. Open canopy management and moderate yields translate into a generously flavoured wine with lovely fragrances and sleek tannins. Mountadam were amongst the first to recognize Eden Valley as a superior mesoclime for Cabernet Sauvignon, now fully mature, they are now the finest cool climate vines in the land.
Adam Wynn was the first to recognise the potential of a cool, elevated site to produce wines of great elegance and structure. He chose a property at 550 metres above sea level, a site of quartz rich soils over weathered Schist bedrock, within the loftiest aspects of Valley Eden, which remains to this day the highest productive vineyard in South Australia. Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are vinified for a fortnight in open top fermenters while being gently pumped over to treat the fermenting juices back into the skins, extracting flavour and just the right amount of tannins. Upon completion, components are matured in a selection of fine oak barrels to integrate fruit characters and tame the firm Cabernet tannins.
Purple coloured with darker hues. Currants, strawberries and plum seasoned by varietal green leaf characters behind the deep blue berry fragrances. A well integrated palate of lively varietal fruit flavours, black cherry, cassis, cocoa and plums supported by subtle hints of vanillin, tobacco and fennel. A dry, lingering finish with fine cleansing acidity makes Mountadam the perfect match to braised beef and wide ribbon tomato pasta.