PENNY'S HILL 'EDWARDS ROAD' CABERNET 2015

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, 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 on the 26th February. 

VINIFICATION

Destemmed then crushed to an open fermenter, fruit was left on skins for 10 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. The wine was bottled September 2016.

 

$25.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Screw cap

WINEMAKER
Alexia Roberts

COLOUR
Dark crimson red with bright hues.

BOUQUET
A complex nose with varietal definition that offers black berry fruits and dark cherry intermingled with cedar and oak spice, leafy notes and subtle earthiness.

PALATE
The palate shows seamless style and substance with an abundance of generosity and varietal Cabernet Sauvignon flavour. The oak adds layers and supports the fruit whilst the fine long tannins provide structure and a length to charm.

GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon

GROWING REGION
McLaren Vale

% ALCOHOL
14.5%

ACIDITY
6.36 g/L

pH
3.55

 

 

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