2014 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright red with a purple hue on release. Lifted blackcurrant balances the fresh herb charac-ters on the nose. A hint of eucalyptus is evident. The palate has bright currant characters throughout. Spice and chocolate add to the complexity of the wine. The tannins are ripe and grainy and give the wine good structure.
Harvest was carried out at night. Once destemmed the fruit was pumped over 2 or 3 times daily depending on colour, tannin and flavour extraction. The must was pressed after 6-8 days, malolactic fermentation was carried out in tank prior to French oak maturation for 10 to 12 months depending on the parcel. Post blending minimal fining and filtration were used.
Spring rainfall was well below average with several days reaching 30°C. The growing season had even temperatures and little rainfall. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the de-velopment of good tannin structure and fruit characters.
Top 100/Blue Gold at 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition
Silver at 2015 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze at 2015 Royal Perth Wine Show
St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge