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Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

High humidity throughout the growing season posed a problem for many growers, but with careful canopy management and cover cropping we negated this risk. 

Careful vineyard selection followed by berry sorting in the cellar provided perfectly sound, ripe berries which were then fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and open top wooden fermentors. 

Tasting Notes

Distinctly Cabernet Sauvignon aromas with touches of sandalwood and menthol. The ripe briary fruit profile is tempered by fine grained tannins and well integrated oak flavours. A dry, savoury character enhances the lengthy finish. 

Maturation

Will benefit from further maturation up to 2020 

Barrel Aging

The wine spent a period of 22 months maturing in French oak barriques before bottling in April 2010 

Wine Details

Vintage: 2008

Alcohol: 14.71% vol

Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/l

pH: 3.84

Total Acid: 5.4 g/l

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Honours

Top Cabernet Sauvignon – Terrior Awards 2010

5 Stars – John Platter Guide 2011

Top 100 Wines – SA Selection Top 100 Wines 2011

4 Stars – Decanter 2012