Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley South Australia
The temperate climes of Valley Eden are cooled by easterly gully winds, which ensure a long slow ripening and complete development of varietal characters in the grapes. A harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon from the warmer northern parts of the Valley, planted to auspicious red soils over limestone, is vinified alongside fruit from a cooler Eden Valley site, coalescing into a cornucopia of brambleberry and dulcetly perfumed blue fruit flavours. Only ever made in the most outstanding vintage years, barely more than a hundred dozen of Eurus were produced.
A collation of harvests from two superior Cabernet vineyards in Eden Valley, low cropped sites in the Moculta and Keyneton districts, yielding two tonnes or less per hectare. A variety of vinification techniques are employed, according to the individual character of each parcel, extended skin contact time and daily plunging to gently extract good colour, rich flavours and refined tannin. The active components are pressed to a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments, malolactic and twenty months maturation, naturally clarified, lightly fined and bottled with minimal filtration. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep crimson colour. Complex array of blackberry and cassis, varietal leaf, violets and plum notes. On the palate pronounced blackberry characters are complemented by red currant, dried herb and anise characters, a powerful Cabernet wine of excellent definition and great length, finely structured and supported by silky, persistent tannins.