Smith & Hooper Cabernet Merlot 2008 (12x750mL) Wrattonbully, SA.

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$14.99 per Bottle
$179.88 per case
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Overview

These are premium red wines from exceptional vineyard sites where the winemaking philosophy is to let the terroir speak for itself - and it does. The elements of soil and climate at Smith & Hooper have transformed the noble varieties of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon into wines of finesse and distinction.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The bouquet in this wine shows bright red fruits such as cranberries and cherries along with subtle cedary oak nuances.

Palate

The palate is lively and fresh supported by silky tannins and savoury briar characters carrying the wine to a long finish.

Cellaring Potential

The canny case cellar dweller will enjoy this wine for up to ten years.

Winemaking Note

In the Wrattonbully region of South Australia’s Limestone Coast, Merlot fruit ripens quiet early and is picked when the flavours are most evident. At Smith & Hooper, the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from each vineyard is harvested at a range of ripeness levels over two weeks in order to capture a diversity of flavours. The grapes are then fermented in static and rotary fermenters and spend on average of six to ten days on skins with some static fermenter parcels being given extended maceration. The individual wines are matured in both French and American oak hogsheads; French being favoured for 14 months before final barrel selection for blending.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Smith & Hooper wines are sourced entirely from two Wrattonbully estate vineyards - adjacent vineyard blocks previously owned by the Smith and Hooper families. These are premium red wines from exceptional vineyard sites where the winemaking philosophy is to let the terroir speak for itself - and it does. The elements of soil and climate at Smith & Hooper have transformed the noble varieties of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon into wines of finesse and distinction.

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