The bouquet is packed full of concentrated cassis and raspberries with hints of mint and toasty oak. The palate is elegant and complex with fresh mulberry, mocha and perfumed violet undertones. It finishes long and dry with balanced acidity and silky tannins.
Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Hearty Cheeses, Tapa’s and Lamb Shanks.
Winemaking Notes: Langhorne Creek, like the Adelaide Hills produces ideal climatic conditions for the production of premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The lake breezes and cool maritime conditions produce an extended ripening season allowing the development of intense varietal characters and aromatics.
In early April the Cabernet vines left from the original plantings in 1988 at New Era Vineyards were hand harvested, destemmed and carefully without crushing combined into the same fermenter as the Langhorne Creek parcel. After fermentation the wine was left on skins for a further maceration prior to being basket pressed straight into French hogsheads where aging for a further 15 months occurred. During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.
Awards & Accolades:
- 92 out of 100 in the 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion