Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Limestone South Australia
Rouge Homme evoke fond memories of the enduring Aussie claret style. The winemaking team, as custodians of Rouge Homme's illustrious heritage, continue to fashion a rich and approachable Cabernet Sauvignon with balance, structure and style. Rouge Homme wines are frequent gold medal winners, particularly the reds. Sourced from premium vineyards along the Limestone Coast and Coonawarra, fastidiously crafted by the wineworks which has claimed an eminent Jimmy Watson Trophy for the extraordinary quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 1892 Henry Richardson, one of the earliest Coonawarra pioneers, purchased land from the region's founder John Riddoch, establishing a vineyard and winery. For half a century, the property supplied wine to other companies and merchants. With the inaugural release of a Cabernet Sauvignon wine in 1954, the Rouge Homme label began to attract it's own fame. Richardson's Block Dry Red claimed the ultimate accolade when it claimed the Jimmy Watson. Occupying about sixty hectares, the viticulture and winemaking facilities are amongst the most modern and sophisticated in all Coonawarra. Rouge Homme is matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels for up to two years.
Crimson red with purple hues. Intense scents of blackberry and plum, red/ black cherries and punnets of raspberry fruit. The medium to full bodied palate is overlaid by veneers of pencil cedar oak, a tightly focused wine with blackberry fruit to the fore, resolving on a long fruit filled finish. The Cabernet of choice to match a green peppercorn sirloin au poivre, truffle mash and greens.