2019 HEARTLAND CABERNET SAUVIGNON

RRP: $22.00

Tasting Notes

Our Cabernet begins by inviting you in with its deep ruby colour. Aromas of freshly crushed berries stand out, supported by cinnamon and fennel. An ample palate of bright fruit is complimented by solid tannins with a fine, long finish.

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 23ยฐC (with a Rhรดne 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

Except for the January 24 heat spike that affected every growing region, Langhorne Creek stayed reasonably cool with average temperatures nearly 10 degrees below Barossa and McLaren Vale. Despite all the usual fears it was a trouble-free and high-quality harvest. This why the quality and consistency of Langhorne Creek is gaining acknowledgement around the world.
-2019