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    2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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    Heartland creates smooth wines from our vineyards in the cool climate growing region of Langhorne Creek. This is one of Australia’s most ideal climates for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and has the oldest recorded Cabernet vines in the world.

    Reviews

    Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 This was a solid and relatively cool vintage for Cabernet in Langhorne Creek and this wine expresses the year beautifully. The upfront plum and currant fruit are there, but the oh-so-Aussie aromas of fresh eucalyptus and bay leaf are just as prominent, backed by mocha and vanilla-tinged oak and dusty, savory tannins that support rather an overpower. A full-bodied yet restrained wine. 90 points WINE ENTHUSIAST - AUGUST 2019
    -Christina Pickard

    Tasting Notes

    Time in bottle has accentuated the delicate intensity of this Cabernet. Classic blackcurrant and cigar box aromas are supported by trademark Langhorne Creek spice. The dried herbs that accent the palate play a supporting role to the surprising depth of dark fruit that permeates the senses.

    Vinification

    The fruit was crushed into 8 tonne open fermenters, left on skins to cold macerate for three days prior to fermentation. Fermentation occurred at or under 23°C (with a Rhône isolate yeast). This helped to extract the skin tannin while maintaining aromatics. The wine underwent its malolactic transformation in oak, was then racked and returned to French and American oak for a 12-month maturation.

    Vintage

    The Langhorne Creek wine region experienced a long, slow vintage in 2017, beginning with high winter and spring rainfall leading into an extended, cool ripening phase. Reminiscent of long-past vintages, the grape harvest for 2017 kicked off a good two weeks later than the previous year in Langhorne Creek, with reds not hitting their stride until late March.
    -2017

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