The Celts believed Hazel to have protective powers. If you wore a badge of Hazel you would be protected from evil spirits, sea captains would wear twigs of Hazel woven in their hats to protect themselves from the wickedness of the sea. Irish Mythical Legend Finn McCool used a shield made from Hazel to protect him. Cabernet Sauvignon’s high tannin content symbolises this protection by protecting the wine during the ageing process.
Selected from two distinct vineyard sites in McLaren Vale. The first from Blewitt Springs produces structural wines with brighter fruit, perfumed aromatics and leafy varietal characters. The second from Aldinga produces richer more powerful wines with dense varietal characters of cassis and dark plum.
De-stemmed into open fermenters as whole berries with a 3-day cold soak. Plunged 3 x day for 9 days on skins then pressed off to complete malo-lactic ferment in barrel. Vineyard Batches are kept separate until blending after 16 months of maturation.
16 months in new & seasoned French oak.
Cellaring: Drink from 2022 to 2030