2014 Terra Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

Comments

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.

Vinification Notes

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.

Vintage Notes

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.

Harvested

March 2014

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

Region : 

Barossa

Vineyards : 

St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge

Bottled : 

June 2015

Alcohol : 

14.5 %

Tasting Notes