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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
What more can we say about the Majella Cabernet?
Universally regarded as one of Coonawarra's greatest wines, it continues to win trophies and medals throughout Australia and the world.
Magenta in colour, with a deep red hue. Mint, eucalypt and dark fruit aromas are evident on the nose, with a palate of cassis fruit and spice a generous well structured finish. Fruit, oak and tannin concentration will reward your patience.
Drink now or wait 10 - 12 years.
In the usual Majella manner the ferment was finished off in 300 litre French oak barrels. After MLF the wine was aged for a further 18 months in oak before bottling.
|Variety:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Region:||Coonawarra, South Australia|
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The Majella Cabernet Sauvignon first appeared in 1994 and has since acquired a reputation as one of Coonawarra’s finest.
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in both static and rotary stainless steel fermenters with fermentation being completed in 300 litre barrels and the wine was then aged for a further 18 months in new and second use French oak hogsheads.
All Cabernet Sauvignon parcels are kept seperate to access batch quality prior to blending and bottling off site.
From a seasonal point of view, April to July 2016 provided an excellent start with averege winter rainfall which set us up for an even budburst with good soil moisture. Spring however was not typical, being very dry and one of Coonawarra's warmest, with temperatures well above average advancing flowering in November by about 2 weeks. Fortunately the warm and dry flowering promoted a fast and even berry set, similar to other excellent seasons, for example: 2001, 2004 and 2010. This warm flowering provided even maturity at harvest with no green berries. Very dry conditions continued through December, consequently berries remained small with thick skins. Ripening was set up perfectly with the vines receiving a refreshing drink of 90mm of rain in mid - January. Coonawarra's summer, in contrast to the spring, has been a classic, with warm days and cool nights, strongly influenced by the January upwelling of the deep, cold coastal waters..... around 5 degrees colder than those off Adelaide. Based on the mild summer, and consequently long ripening period, we are seeing bright fruit, varietal definition and intense colour at moderate sugar.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
A magenta colour with a deep red hue. Mint, eucalypt and dark fruit aromas are evident on the nose with a palate of plums and hints of fruitcake complexity give great length and backbone. Fruit, oak and tannin concentration will reward your patience.
|Cellaring:||10 - 12 years|
Our pours are 30ml: x 3 = 1 standard drink = 100ml @ 13% alcohol.
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