Pepper Tree `Calcare Reserve` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Calcare Cabernet Sauvignon is selected from the best rows of our small vineyard from the famous Coonawarra region. The renowned quality of Coonawarra is a product of its thin rocky soils and underlying soft crumbly limestone (Calcare) which naturally produce balanced vine canopies and small crops of intensely flavoured fruit.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

From the best rows in Pepper Tree’s small Coonawarra vineyard, the name coming from the limestone (calcare) soil of Coonawarra. Strong purple-red, it has abundant cassis and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of Coonawarra earth that will grow with time, and fine oak. Rating 94 - Drink to 2024 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


A fine example of Coonawarra style displaying ripe cassis fruits with lifted spice and florals.


A fine structured Cabernet that will gain further complexity with cellaring.


The soils of Coonawarra consist of thin dark brown to dark grey clays interspersed with broken limestone fragments. The shallow soil overlies soft crumbly limestone at depths of as little as 10cm so that the vines effectively grow in limestone rock. The shallow soils restrict vigour and this, coupled with rigorous canopy management, allows us to control berry size and bunch numbers and thus eventual crop load. This control of crop level and berry size gives our winemakers the best possible starting material with which to create premium red wines.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Handcrafting Wines Since 1991

The Pepper Tree winery was founded in 1991 and has been developed as one of the show pieces of Hunter Valley Wine Country. It is part of a quality food, wine and accommodation triumvirate comprising Peppers Convent Guesthouse, Circa 1876 and Pepper Tree Wines with its surrounding manicured gardens and vineyards.

Pepper Tree produces premium varietal wines sourced from its own vineyards in the Hunter, Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully regions. Pepper Tree currently produces more than forty thousand cases per year with distribution well beyond cellar door into specialty stores and fine restaurants throughout Australia and selected international markets.

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