The Barossa Valley is one of the warmest and most consistent wine regions in Australia. Growing Cabernet Sauvignon is generally considered a cool climate affair, but I love the aggressive nature of the variety, being quick growing, vigorous and hearty. Grown on the deep sand around the boundaries of our property, it is forced to push its roots down to the subsoil red clay from where it generates the largest canopies in our vineyard. In the heat of summer, the fruit is shielded from the sun which preserves the vegetative, herbaceous character of Cabernet along with generosity and richness synonymous with the Barossa climate.
- Estate grown from Rusden’s vineyards in Vine Vale Eastern Barossa Valley Floor
- 100% Cabernet, hand-picked fruit
- Small batch fermentation in open fermenters
- Oak treatment: 30 months, new American & seasoned French oak barriques
- Soil: Deep sand over red clay