Brokenwood `Three Sovereigns` Cabernet Shiraz 2012 (12 x 750mL), SE AUS.

Grapes were harvested from the premium viticultural regions of Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale and Beechworth. Fruit was crushed, 100% de-stemmed and chilled to 3 degrees for a 4 day cold soak.Fermentation took place in both open fermenters and vinomatics, where traditional hand plunging and gentle pump overs occurred twice daily. Fermentation temperatures were 24-28 degrees and ensured a finished wine with wonderful fruit purity, deep crimson colour and soft, fleshy tannins. Maturation for 15 months in French and American oak, of which 20% was new.

Overview

Grapes were harvested from the premium viticultural regions of Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale and Beechworth. Fruit was crushed, 100% de-stemmed and chilled to 3 degrees for a 4 day cold soak.Fermentation took place in both open fermenters and vinomatics, where traditional hand plunging and gentle pump overs occurred twice daily. Fermentation temperatures were 24-28 degrees and ensured a finished wine with wonderful fruit purity, deep crimson colour and soft, fleshy tannins. Maturation for 15 months in French and American oak, of which 20% was new.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Mid density colour with purple edge

Aroma

Red cherry, spice and earthy edges.

Palate

Mid weight palate and soft Shiraz richness. The oak regime is mainly older American and French so limited impact although some vanilla on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish. Excellent fruit flavours and balance being the features of the wine.

Food Pairing

Rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.