2013 'Strandlines' Single Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
Cold soaked for five days before fermentation on skins at 18 - 20 Degrees for 7 days. Maturation for 17 months in selected French oak before blending and bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
TA: 7.1 g/L
8.4 Standard Drinks
The name Strandlines comes from the ancient shorelines or dunes that mark the retreating ocean from what is now the Naracoorte Range in Wrattonbully. These ancient dunes harbour the famed red ‘Terra Rossa' topsoil over Gambier limestone.The secret of these soils lies in the near perfect drainage they provide, leading to small crops of wonderfully concentrated fruit.
An intensely concentrated nose of dark berry fruits, chocolate and spicy oak complexity. A serious full bodied blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, displaying ripe Cabernet flavours of cassis and blackberry integrated well with exotic spice and sweet mid palate fruit of Shiraz. This wine shows great depth, structure and texture providing an intense long finish and guaranteed longevity.
GOLD - 2015 Limestone Coast Wine Show
95 POINTS - 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
A 65/35% blend cold-saoked for 5 days, 7-day ferment, 17 months maturation in French oak. Has plenty of attitude and, in particular, positive depth to the blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Another blow for the great Australian red blend.
BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLEND MEDALLION - 2016 Winewise Championship
2013 'Strandlines' Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz Wrattonbully (800.00 KB)