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2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2021 growing season was ideal with long periods of fine weather which built flavour over many months. The bouquet has lifted violets and red berry fruits, wrapped in the lovely complexity of small oak maturation and time.

David O'Leary Winemaker

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Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Clare Valley

Food Pairing

Red meat

Vintage

2021

Colour

Deep red/purple vivid hue. 


Bouquet

Aroma of cassis, mint chocolate, violets and cedar spice.

Palate

Lavish bramble fruit and a fine chalky structure, balanced with powerful black jube and savoury spices on the finish.

Ageing Potential

15+ years.


Vineyard

Fruit is sourced from two subregions within the Clare Valley: the organically certified, dry grown and low yielding 'Doctor's Block' in the Polish Hill River region, and the Armagh vineyard, which produces fruit from 50-year-old dry grown vines. The loam soils are comprised of sand, silt and clay, which support the root structure of the vine, influence the drainage levels and affect the amount of minerals and nutrients that the vine is exposed to - in short, they are vital in producing good quality fruit.

Vinification

Fermented in two and four tonne fermeneters - using natural yeast and hand-plunged - the fruit was not crushed, just de-stemmed. The berries were slowly broken over the 10 day ferment. The wine was then left on skins for 25 days to enhance tannin complexity and maximise flavour and length. Pressed and racked to oak after four days (25% new French oak; 75% one- and two-year-old French oak) for a total of two years.

Technical Details

Alcohol - 14.5%

pH - 3.47

Acidity - 6.4g/L