Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Region: Goulburn Valley, Victoria
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 – 2026

This medium bodied wine displays notes of rich black fruits and berries complemented with elegant oak and a nuance of chocolate. Perfectly balanced, with a firm, smooth tannin structure, the wine finishes with an enduring length of ripe fruit and cedary oak.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit was harvested from 16 year old vines in exceptional vineyard sites from our GV vineyard during April 2015. The vineyard is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River, and is of sandy soils, with excellent draining providing ideal conditions for growing high quality fruit. Tonnages were kept low, (approximately 3 tonnes/acre) to allow for maximum quality and flavour. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment's duration. Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to settle prior to spontaneous secondary fermentation. Separate parcels of the wine spent between 6 and 12 months in French oak barriques, after which the final blending of select parcels took place. The resulting wine exhibits lovely red fruit characters, with hints of blackcurrant and chocolate. The palate has exceptional length of flavour with good tannins which will allow the wine to cellar for the next ten years.

Wine Harvest Notes

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality resulting in a great year all round.

Food Recommendations:

Try this wine with a hearty barbequed steak, short ribs, or a mushroom pizza with spicy tomato sauce to heat things up a little!