The Château Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
These single-vineyard wines are from mature vines and are made with exceptional attention to detail. Hand-picked, basket pressed they are deliciously distinctive and elegant expressions of their vineyard site and climate. Selected from the finest 32 rows of Cabernet Sauvignon on our estate vineyard in the cool climate of the Eden Valley.
The grapes for this year’s The Château Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon were grown on our estate vineyard in the cool climate of the Eden Valley.
The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days on their skins in open fermenters with regular battonage to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. Following fermentation, the wine is carefully basket pressed prior to maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 18 months.
‘The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues.
The bouquet has lifted aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant and spice on the velvety smooth palate with hints of cedar and mint. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from 18 months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.