2005 was a good growing season, this allowed the fruit to ripen evenly and infuse rich flavours into the wine. The grapes were harvested at the optimum time to deliver the intensity of the fruit and varietal characteristics of Langhorne Creek Cabernets.
This wine was made as a small batch (10 tonne) with a reasonably warm ferment over 7 days, before being pressed off skins into a combination of 50% new French Oak and 50% 1-2 year old French Oak Barriques. This wine remained in oak for 12 months maturation, gaining the layered complexity now evident in the finished wine
Bottling Date : March 2006 Harvest Date: March 2005 14.5 % ALC/VOL
pH 3.54 Total Acidity 6.3g/L Residual Sugar 2.1 g/L
90 points James Halliday
Silver Medal McLaren Vale Show 2006
Bronze Medal Cairns Wine Show 2007
4 1/2 Stars WINESTATE