The Hedonist

Cabernet Sauvignon

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The fruit for the Hedonist Cabernet is grown biodynamically on our own vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. Warm Summer days are cooled by evening sea breezes from St Vincent’s Gulf, which lies a close proximity to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet.

Vintage Notes                                                                                    

A wet winter and spring set the vines up well for the season ahead.  While there was some summer rain early on, disease pressure remained low. Flowering was late, but it didn’t lead to a later than usual harvest. Conditions were ideal for concentrated flavour development and acid retention.

Winemaking Notes   

Harvested in two batches on the 29th February & 5th March, the parcels were fermented separately – for 8 days and 27 days respectively. Once malolactic fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks, the batches were racked into 15% new French Oak; 85% 3-4 year old French Oak for 18 months for maturation. 

Tasting Notes

COLOUR
Deep ruby red
BOUQUET
Blackcurrant, a touch of tomato vine and a tantalising hint of black truffle.
PALATE
An abundance of blackcurrant carries through to the palate, some earthy tones and tight tannins wrap this little package up nicely.

Technical Notes

AGE OF VINES
20 years
HARVEST DATE
29 February & 5 March 2016
OAK TREATMENT
15% new French Oak, 85% 3-4 year old French Oak for 18 months
ANALYSIS
Alc: 13.5%, pH: 3.59, TA: 6.66g/L, GF: 0.8g/L  
BOTTLING DATE
21 November 2017

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