Cabernet Sauvignon Victoria
Colin Preece is one of Victoria's great trail blazing winemakers, for decades the chief at Seppelt Great Western. A backbone of Mitchelton fruit provides the foundation of rich flavours to one of Australia's most dependable Cabernet wines. Oak maturation has softened the tannins, imparting chocolate, vanilla and spice flavours.
In 1967 Melbourne entrepreneur Ross Shelmerdine commisioned wine industry stalwart Colin Pearce to find the best site for grape vines. Preece chose an old grazing property, prized for its climate, soil and proximity to the waterways. The estate was named Mitchelton and is home to the immensely popular Preece range of wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is selected from the best vineyards around the Goulburn Valley and central Victoria. Temperature controlled fermentations and regular pumpovers ensure full colour and flavour extraction from skins. The final wine is treated to a measure of maturation in a mix of seasoned French and American oak barrels for a year.
Deep red with bright crimson rim. Spiced cherries, pink plums and subtle maple. Bouquets of blackberry evolve as the wine breathes, subtle aged oak characters mate beautifully with the Cabernet fruit. Luscious plums and dark chocolate combine with tomato leaf and spice before a long, flavoursome finish over textured, even tannins.