Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage2012
Alcohol15.0 %
pH3.80
TA6.04 g/l

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Grape Variety94% Cabernet Sauvignon / 6% Petit Verdot
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine Age3 vineyard blocks planted in 1970 / 1985 / 1990
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

Barossa Valley is cooler than is generally believed, with average temperatures close to those of Bordeaux and Margaret River. Barossa Valley, having the foundations for the great varieties of Bordeaux, produces enviable Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vinification

The fruit was harvested on the 16th March 2012 in the cool of the morning, fruit was cold soaked for 10 hours and the first pump-over was after 24 hours. Fermentation was for 11 days, the wine was then pressed and allowed to stand for 2 days before racking to barrels, in 25 % new French oak and the remainder 2 and 3 year old French barrels. The wine was matured for 18 months.

Colour

 Strong primary core with garnet rim.

Nose

Very earthy Cabernet with olive leaf, cedar spice and layered with red stone fruit, Satsuma plums and blueberry.

Palate

Soft elegant palate, very drinkable even in its youth, partly due to good balance of flavours between the fruit characters and savoury notes from the oak.

Notes

This wine is a good medium term cellaring wine, 8-10 years.

Purchase

2012 Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon