2014 'Elderslee Road' Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Cold soaked for five days before fermentation on skins at 18 - 20 degrees for 7 days. Maturation for 20 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 Elderslee Road vineyard is home to our best Cabernet. Elderslee Road runs along one of the ancient dunes or shorelines that make up the Wrattonbully landscape. These ancient dunes harbour the famed red "Terra Rossa" topsoil over free draining Gamiber limestone, perfectly suited to growing great Cabernet.
Ripe cabernet flavours of cassis and blackberry with chocolate and spicy oak lift. A marvellously rich palate packed with sweet ripe berry fruits balanced by French oak. Fine tannins provide great structure and depth to the long and generous palate.
94 points - 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
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