Ah, McLaren Vale, where breathtaking coastline and prime wine country collide. While this region might be better known for producing shiraz, we think cabernet's where it's at. REGION McLaren Vale
THE LOW DOWN Cold soaked on skins early on. Standard fermentation 7-10 days and then to 2-5 year old French and American oak for malolactic and storage. Five months in oak and then back to tank until bottling.
TASTING NOTE This is all kinds of delicious. Ripe blackberry and cedar-boxy goodness on the nose. The palate follows with ribena jubey-ness with hints of spicy clove framed by soft graphite like tannins. Intense, fleshy and yet elegant, this has all the hallmarks of great McLaren Vale booze. Fragrant, blackcurrant and supple.
FOOD MATCH Perfect with rich and hearty dishes, as it tends to brighten them. You can never fail with classic pairing of good ol' grilled steak, chips and cabernet.
THE SPECIFICS Alc: 14.5% pH: 3.56 Acid: 6.26g/L Sugar: 1.1g/L