Cabernet Sauvignon Limestone Coast South Australia
Norfolk Rise Vineyard is located at the very southern tip of South Australia, renowned for its rugged coastline, exotic seafood and long, white sandy beaches. Heavily influenced by a unique microclimate, Norfolk Rise captures the regional characteristics of the lee under Mount Benson, translating into wines of the highest calibre.
Situated at the heart of Mount Benson, the Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 180 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within five kilometres of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator, Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on near perfect Terra rossa soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention. Completely surrounding the winemaking facility, Norfolk Rise Vineyard has been, without compromise, planted specifically to suit each individual variety. Grapes were picked, transferred to red fermenters, inoculated and vinified for six days at temperatures less than 28C. Matured fourteen months in newly seasoned French and American oak barriques.
Medium dark crimson red. Fine bouquet, ripe and restrained cabernet nose with earthy notes and cedar spice, very subdued blackcurrants and just a touch of violet perfume. A rich palate of dark berry fruits with a spine of firm lingering tannins. Enjoy with beef, aubergines and parmesan.