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2015-Cabernet Sauvignon -Regional Selections:Coonawarra

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Code: HP15-COCABSAV6

A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS

An excellent vintage for age-worthy wines with that classic Coonawarra combination of concentration, depth and brightness

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    Peter Dillon 
    Director of Winemaking
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    Jonathon Mattick
    Assistant Winemaker 
 
 
 

THE FINER DETAILS

TASTING NOTES

A full-bodied wine with aromas of cassis and a hint of mint. The palate is rich with ripe black fruits and leafy freshness wrapped in firm tannin.

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VINTAGE

Rain over winter to set up good soil moisture but spring was dry and warm and flowering occurred early. Fruit set was even and yields were slightly below average, leading to good balance between bunches and canopy. The latter part of the season produced perfect conditions for ripening of Cabernet fruit – dry with warm days and cool nights. Despite the early start, a relatively cool season overall brought vintage back into line with the long-term average and the Cabernet harvest occurred at the end of March and into April. Beautifully ripe fruit in bunches of small, thick-skinned berries produced age-worthy wines of excellent concentration and firm tannin.

WINEMAKING

This wine is from select vineyards with mature vines aged between 20 and 50 years. The fruit was fermented in static overhead fermenters with pumping over. The wine was matured for 15 months in a mix of old and new American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.