2013 'Calcare' Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra (South Australia) 90%
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Cold soaked for five days before fermentation on skins at 18 - 20 degrees for 7 days. Maturation for 15 months in selected French oak before blending and bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Soils consist of thin dark brown to dark grey clays interspersed with broken limestone fragments. The shallow soil overlies soft crumbly limestone at depths of as little as 10cm so that the vines effectively grow in limestone rock. The shallow soils restrict vigour and this, coupled with rigorous canopy management, allows us to control berry size and bunch numbers and thus eventual crop load. This control of crop level and berry size gives our winemakers the best possible starting material with which to create premium red wines.
TA: 7.2 g/L
8.4 Standard Drinks
Calcare Cabernet Sauvignon is selected from the best rows of our small vineyard from the world famous Coonawarra region. The renowned quality of Coonawarra is a product of its thin rocky soils and underlying soft crumbly limestone (Calcare) which naturally produce balanced vine canopies and small crops of intensely flavoured fruit.
Our Calcare Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of the Coonawarra style displaying ripe cassis fruits with lifted spice and florals. A finely structured Cabernet that will gain further complexity with cellaring.
GOLD - 2016 Halliday Cabernet Challenge
GOLD - 2015 Limestone Coast Wine Show
SILVER - 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER - Royal Queensland Wine Show
96 points - 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
2013 Calcare AWARDS (793.61 KB)