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Cabernet Sauvignon Padthaway South Australia
From those wonderful folks who brought us Morambro Creek. Since 1851, five generations of the Bryson family have been involved in agriculture, drawing fruit from the fertile soils of South Australia. The wines of Mount Monster are brimming with rich varietal flavours, exploiting fully the advantages of Padthaway's maritime climate with its long slow ripening season and sensational soils. A fine effort by winemakers who understand and value quality, fashioned for devotees of ripe and ready, fruit driven Cabernet Sauvignon exhibiting style, structure and panache.
Located in the Padthaway valley which is blessed with rich Terra rosa soils, Mount Monster employ traditional winemaking practices complemented by the latest technology, while aiming at minimal handling to ensure that the purity and integrity, texture and expression of the vineyard is preserved. Cabernet Sauvignon is inoculated and vinified in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to retain varietal expression. Once ferments are complete the wine remains on skins for a week or more to encourage extraction of soft fleshy tannins while building structure. A spell of maturation in French and American oak barrels is sparingly applied to keep the wine essentially fruit driven. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep purple in colour. Aromas of lifted blackberry, black currants, spearmint and cassis on the bouquet. The elegantly structured palate offers sweet fruit flavours following through from the nose with a hint of mint and a rich texture, followed by a long finish supported by juicy, velvet tannins. The Cabernet of choice to match with sjanks, osso bucco and that Sunday lamb roast.