Vineyard Selection - Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Vineyard Selection - Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Region - Clare Valley, South Australia

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the medal-winning Kirribilly Vineyard in

the North-Eastern foothills of the Clare Valley. With an elevation of 450 metres

on eastern-facing slopes, the fruit for this wine was grown on deep red loam and

quartz volcanic rock, making it one of the best sites in Clare to grow Cabernet


Growing Conditions
2017 produced one of the latest-ripening vintages of the last decade. Heavy

spring rain continued through to the start of summer, delaying the ripening

process by almost a month. This resulted in a satiated soil profile, leading to

greater vine growth and consequentially more fruit shading. The autumn period

was remarkably dry, allowing ripening to proceed without disease pressure. The

overall result was good yields, elegant wine structure and distinct varietal


Prior to fermentation the fruit received a cold soak in open top fermenters. The

ferment was regularly pumped-over to maximise colour, flavour and tannin

extraction from the skins. The wine was gently pressed off to a selection of 25%

new French oak and 75% seasoned French oak hogsheads, spending a total of 20

months in oak.

Winemaking Notes
The wine is a deep, vibrant red with a bouquet of dark fruits – black cherry and

boysenberry. On the palate there are flavours of fruit cake, plums, prunes and

hints of eucalyptus, along with secondary aromas of vanilla, caramel and roasted

nuts. A classic Cabernet line of lively acidity is accompanied by soft,

well-rounded tannins.

Analysis -pH 3.41 | Alc. 14.0% | TA 6.6 g/l  


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