Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
Cuthbert Thornborough Kay saw service in World War II, he was an ardent enthusiast of full bodied reds and established the finest Cabernet blocks in all McLaren Vale. The Kay Brothers cellar door, which is part of the original Amery Vineyards wineworks, boasts some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding picturesque valleys and hillsides. It was selected, as much for its scenic views of McLaren Vale, as it was for the fortuitous soils and magnificent winegrowing climes. A beautifully composed, decidedly regional articulation of McLaren Cabernet Sauvignon.
Available in cartons of six
The warm temperate climes, cool moist winters, warm dry summers and proximity to the sea ensures that frost, which is a debilitating agent in many viticultural areas, is virtually unknown. The Kay Brothers vineyard receives a rainfall of approximately 550mm year and excellent vines are grown on a wide range of soils, the predominant being ironstone gravel. Cabernet Sauvignon is traditionally open fermented for ten days on skins, passed through the 1928 vintage basket press into French oak barriques and matured twenty two months.
Deep ruby hues. Lovely aromas of mint, blackberries and cassis, juicy winegum characters and a fragrant whiff of amaretti. Soft and supple palate, gentle flavours of liquorice, mulberry, sweet and savoury soy, allsorts and dark chocolate box assortment, all supported by fine grained chalky tannins that linger on the finish.