Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
By one of McLaren Vale's most highly decorated teams, the palate of this generously proportioned wine is bursting with ripe black and blue berry Cabernet flavours that are so rich, they're positively decadent. Every vineyard tells a story, Shingleback's is about yielding the finest fruit to be fashioned into fully accessible wines that put a smile on your dial. For those who love their Cabernet every single day of the week, a long and lingering fruit filled palate that resolves on a firm dry tannin finish makes Red Knot a no brainer in McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinified from fruit grown to the Davey family property, along with choice parcels from vineyards owned and operated by good friends and neighbours throughout the McLaren Vale. Cabernet grapes are sent to small open fermenters, where the cap of skins is gently worked to achieve optimum balance of colour, flavour and soft tannin structure. The majority of the wine is matured under a combination of fine oak puncheons, developing maturity and softening the mascular Cabernet tannins. A course of rack and returns serves to integrate components, mellowing the spice and vanillan characters of oak and adding defintion to the structure. Alcohol 14.0%
Vibrant deep red with purple hues. Fragrant blackberry and cassis aromas over nuances of bay leaf, chocolate and vanilla / cashew oak. Distinctively McLaren Vale, luscious blackberry fruit overflows from the middle palate and is defined by fine tannins and an elegant slate minerality. A full bodied Cabernet wine with a long, lingering finish, showing harmonious integration of its fruit, structural and subtle oak elements.