2021 Stonehorse by Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon

$25.00

A very cold and wet winter saw a later than average bud burst but provided fantastic soil moisture heading into the growing season. These cool and wet conditions prevailed right through spring providing challenging conditions around flowering and fruit set. The vineyard was heavily shoot thinned to reduce the disease pressure and control fruit load. This strategy paid off as the season continued to be cooler than average and a very late vintage was looming. Vintage started around 3 weeks later than normal and the mild conditions allowed for a relatively calm harvest with ample time to pick the parcels at the optimum time. The fruit for the Stonehorse Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our estate vineyards in the Polish Hill sub region of Clare Valley.

Appearance: Dark crimson colour.

BOUQUET: Plum, hints of crushed leaf and choc mint, lovely blueberry lift.

PALATE: Rich and dense with a lovely blue fruit freshness. The tannins are perfectly ripe, intrinsically Cabernet yet supple enough that you keep coming back for more.

Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Watervale & Polish Hill, Clare Vally

Vineyard Soils: Loam over clay

Vine Age: 36 years old

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.45

Acidity: 6.51 g/l

The fruit for the Stonehorse Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our estate vineyards in the Polish Hill & Watervale sub regions of the Clare Valley. The vine age is from the mid 80s. The fruit is machine harvested in the early morning, then crushed and destemmed. Fermentation takes 7 to 9 days and then pressed to tank and let rest for a few days. Half is then put into
2- and 3-year-old barrels, with the remaining balance staying in tank.. A wine to enjoy in its youth, however, it will happily live for a further 10 years.

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Weight 1.22 kg