Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
This enduring flagship wine can boast twenty trophys and over seventy gold medals throughout its illustrious history. Penley Steyning captures and enhances the excellence in first growth Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, highlighted by rich berry tones, superior length and layers of intense flavour, a wine which achieves perfect harmony between massive intensity of fruit, mouth filling grape tannins and elegant acids. The extended time in new French oak is a key factor to the integration and development. Flavour, depth and length dominate the style.
Ten blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon are grown at Penley, the best from each block will make it into the final cut, to construct a complex, traditional style of Coonawarra Cabernet. Striking the perfect balance is a key consideration for the Penley team. Components of various clonal selection, soil type, canopy management, yield and irrigation all contribute to the wine. Careful ageing in oak are the final touches to enhance the quality of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon off fully mature vines yielding a mere 2 t/A are treated to a temperature controlled, open vinification in headed down fermenters, followed by a lavish twenty months maturation in exclusively new, mostly Troncais French oak barriques.
Bright with deep crimson purple hues. The aroma has a striking berry character and richness of fruit, smoky oak notes, highlighting intensity of the Penley style. The palate is rich with sweet berry flavours, controlled oak and grape tannins, to balance and meld with the solid weight of fruit. The key elements are its rich varietal flavours and choice of oak, finely tuned acid and judicious astringency.