Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia
Clare Valley Cabernet at its finest, an elegant wine of power and grace, fully evolved after a spell of bottle age under the Mitchell estate cellars. The Sevenhill property was a pioneering homestead, it has supported orchards and vineyards since the 1860s, ulimately replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the early 1980s. These vines are now fully mature and yield the most exquisite fruit. Even in its youth, Sevenhill displays magnificent structure, the palate is brimming with cassis cherry flavours and ripe currant notes, before resolving on a soundly savoury tannin finish.
Andrew Mitchell has worked vintages in Europe to deepen his understanding of the world's great wines. His experiences continue to contribute to the development and refinement of the Mitchell style. Careful land management is nothing new to the Mitchells, who have long known that dry grown fruit makes better wine. Careful soil management, conservative old style farm and biodynamic practices, are essential to a healthy harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon is picked at several different stages of ripeness to capture the full array of varietal fruit characters. The finished wine is matured two full years in a selection of tightly grained French oak barriques, followed by assemblage and an extended term of bottle age before release.
Deep dark red colour. A completely mesmerising bouquet, enthusiastic loganberry and bramble perfumes are met by the vanilla caramel richness of new French oak. The palate is full of luscious black, red and blue berry flavours, characteristic Clare Valley violets and mint, a solidly structured Cabernet supported by a firm backbone of fine grained tannins. A wine to decant and to breathe for optimal enjoyment.