Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. Exclusively estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Coonawarra's finest. The low yielding vineyard, planted to the magical Terra rossa soils, is dry grown and hand arch cane pruned, it traditionally yields limited crops of intensely flavoured fruit. Skilled use of traditional oaking techniques achieves a wine that's integrated and seamless, as delicate fine grain French oak supports the essential Coonawarra characters of violets and bramble berry, scorched earth and blueberry cassis perfumes.
Doug Bowen is one of Coonawarra's finest viticulturalists, he endeavours to restrict vine yield to a cropping level which ultimately delivers maximum quality in the finished wine. A regimen of tight pruning translates into long lived Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied and offering great depth of flavour. The grapes are normally harvested and crushed within the hour, musts are inoculated and vinified in traditional fermenters at cooler temperatures. Upon completion and a course of malolactic, components are rack and returned into a selection of finely coopered French oak barriques for an extended maturation of up to twenty months, infusing remarkable complexity and finesse into the evolving wine.
Very intense deep colour reminiscent of blackberries. On the nose this strong wine shows superb Cabernet flavours of blackberries and mulberry with abundant new French oak flavours and toasty cigar oak nuances. The palate is weighty, supported by firm yet soft tannins. The clean varietal fruit characters leave a mark of distinction on the palate, a distinctive, highly regional, classic Coonawarra™ Cabernet to accompany beef, game dishes and aged cheeses.