The inclusion of Cabernet into the range was a huge inspiration to me. There is no better region suited to Cabernet than the climate and rich terra rossa soil of Coonawarra. I love heading down to this region as it’s quite sentimental being that it reminds me so much of the countryside where I grew up in Western Victoria. Adding more sentiment is the fact that the big eucalypts throughout the area seem to leave their indelible mark on the wine itself with the same distinct character coming through, along with a throng of blackcurrant and mint. The pristine little berries we harvest each year gives me the ability to leave these parcels for a vast amount of time on skins, creating a serious amount of texture to compliment the flavour.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Violet red with a purple hue
Distinctive herbaceous mint, blackcurrant,briar, tobacco leaf and a hint of spice.
Fleshy, vibrant up front notes of blackcurrant pastille and cassis, immersed in lighter dashes of cranberry and crabapple. fruit which seamlessly merge with secondary wisps of chocolate, almond, fresh mint and a lick of stalky high notes. Balanced ubiquitous acid imparts structural support and along with the cedary oak bestows bountiful texture by silkily meshing the palate together and neatly fusing with the ample, supple tannin which delivers a lengthy, dry, chalky finish.
Serve with minted lamb cutlets, mushroom loaded beef wellington or for the more adventurous roasted saddle of hare