PENNY'S HILL 'EDWARDS ROAD' CABERNET 2013

THE WINE

Adjacent to the Edwards Road boundary of the slightly elevated Penny’s Hill Vineyard, sits a small block of premium Cabernet. Reflecting the outstanding terroir of this single site and skilful winemaking, is a complex wine with structure and persistence.

THE VINEYARDS

From narrow-planted rows on a five acre plot, bordered by dense revegetated bush and bird song aplenty, Penny’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1993. Hand-tended and low yielding, the vines on loamy top soil over a clay base, run north-south sloping down from the vineyard’s highest point. Fruit was picked late March.

VINIFICATION

Destemmed then crushed to an open fermenter, fruit was left on skins for 7 days until the desired colour, tannin and flavour profile was obtained. Post pressing, wine completed fermentation in barrel, approximately 30% new French oak and remaining 1-3 year old. After 16 months of maturation, the wine was barrel selected and blended to ensure a wine of balanced oak and varietal Cabernet Sauvignon characters was achieved. Bottled September 2014.

REVIEWS
94 POINTS - James Halliday, Wine Companion
Score: 94 POINTS
Review by: James Halliday
90 Points - Ralph Kyte-Powell
Score: 90 Points
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age
92 Points - Huon Hooke
Score: 92 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke

 

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CLOSURE
Screw Cap

BOUQUET
A complex varietal nose of blackberry, mulberry and red currant fruit with hints of tobacco and earthiness.

PALATE
A wine showing great generosity, the palate is abundant with varietal Cabernet Sauvignon characters; black fruits and savoury notes are perfectly balanced with fine long tannins, exceptional fruit weight and a length to charm.

GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon

GROWING REGION
McLaren Vale

% ALCOHOL
14.5%

ACIDITY
6.4 g/L

pH
3.41

MATURATION
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