Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2016 (6 x 750mL) Coonawarra SA

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Overview

The first Wynns red blend (then labelled Cabernet 'Hermitage') was planted in 1969, bestowing Wynns with a long history of this traditional Australian style of wine. The famous red stripe on the label reflects Coonawarra’s distinctive terra rossa strip, acknowledged as some of the best viticultural soil in the world.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Blending these three classic red varieties creates a versatile wine suited to many occasions. Soft fruit and gentle oak handling have created a wine perfect for current drinking or short term cellaring.

Colour: Vibrant purple.

Aroma: Rich dark notes of blueberry and black olive. Elegant red cherry and violets complement and complex the bouquet. Hints of cedar and cassis add finesse and layers.

Palate: Concentrated blueberry, liquorice and ground coffee flavours at the base of the palate, with bright red cherry and violets filling the mid palate. Balanced, ripe tannins and fine, restrained oak add a savoury note and structure to this classic Wynns blend.

Cellaring: enjoy on release or cellar carefully for up to 10 years.

Vintage
2016
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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In 1891 the famous triple gabled winery and surrounding vineyards were built and planted by John Riddoch and called the Chateau Camoum. Riddoch’s vineyards are the core of today’s Wynns Coonawarra Estate, with his winery, essentially unchanged, forming the centrepiece of the operation.

Following John Riddoch’s death in 1901 the Coonawarra Estate languished for 50 years until 1951 when Samuel Wynn and Co, the Melbourne-based wine makers and merchants, purchased the winery and vineyards.

After much hard work, over the next 30 years Wynns gradually increased its holdings in the Coonawarra and by 1981 was the largest grower in the district with 440 hectares under vine.

Coonawarra's fame comes mostly from a freakish natural phenomenon called the terra rossa. Meaning literally 'red earth', the terra rossa is a low, cigar-shaped ridge of soil some 15 kilometres long and up to 1 kilometre wide.

Coonawarra - which is an Aboriginal word meaning 'honeysuckle' - is an isolated region 450 kilometres away from Melbourne and 380 kilometres from Adelaide. Coonawarra is renowned for its unique geological and climatic features - ideal for growing vines bearing the highest quality grapes.

Like all great wine regions of the world, Coonawarra's climate is cool and marginal. It is South Australia's southernmost wine region, positioned just 80 kilometres from the chilly southern ocean and cold Antarctic winds. The vines are assured a long, cool ripening period that builds up the intensity of flavours slowly in the grape and ensures a balanced acidity. The resulting wines will always be among Australia's finest for their richness, intensity, flavour and longevity.

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