2016 Coliban Block Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Coliban Block Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from a south facing block on the Campaspe River, just north of Redesdale, in a slightly cooler southwest corner of the Heathcote region.  Harvested by hand in early March, to capture the rich black-current flavours, which are characteristic of the 2016 Vintage.

The handpicked bunches were destemmed and fermented over a 12-day period in small, open fermenters with daily temperature control.

Post fermentation and a short period of stabilisation in stainless steel, the wine was racked in to a combination of French (60%) and American (40%) oak Barriques.  All barrels were allowed to go through Malolactic fermentation during the Spring of 2016.  The wine was not fined before bottling.

The wine displays a stunning moody austerity, dark stone fruit character and an elegant mid palate with a clean, lingering finish. Black rose and dulcet velvet plum, cooler Coliban climates yield a sophisticated, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting notes 

Region: Heathcote
Sub-region: Kimbolton
Vineyard: Coliban Block
Altitude: 290m
Harvest date: 29 February 2016
Harvested: by hand
Aged: Old French oak, 18 months
Palate: black-current, plum and subtle white pepper finish

Drinking best: 2019-2024