Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
A traditionaly crafted red wine, made from grapes grown to hand managed vines a half century of age, planted to rich, red Terra rossa soils. One of the nation's most enduring Cabernet wines, the Redman family can trace its heritage of Coonawarra viticulture to forty acres purchased by Bill Redman in 1908. A consistent effort with every vintage release, Redman defines the timeless Coonawarra Cabernet style, rich ripe tannin and excellent varietal berry fruit characters are the foundation, the finish is long in flavour, firm and dry.
Redman, red estate, red soil and red wine, the four Rs which comprise the family coat of arms, working in harmony to produce the famous Cabernet of Coonawarra. Bill Redman's consuming passion was to make good red wine. His faith in Coonawarra Terra rossa and in his own ability came to a zenith in 1936 when Redman Claret won the London Empire Wine Show. Grapes are harvested and crushed right in the vineyard. Vinification is carried out in open concrete fermenters, the cap is hand plunged twice daily. Matured for a year and a half, a third of components are run off into new French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments, the balance finishes its course on skins before racking to oak.
Dark red in colour. Rich concentrated berry and cassis fruit with cedar notes, a touch of mint and vanilla oak. The palate exhibits ripe berry fruit with firm tannins which combine to give a balanced and complex structure, before a long dry flavoursome finish. The classic Coonawarra, exhibiting elegance with generous blackberry flavour and solid structure.