Winemaking Notes: The quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Eden Valley is generally superb, but when the yields are this low it is outstanding. The 2009 cropped at less than half a ton to the acre. With such tiny berries, a gently, gently approach was needed in the winery to avoid excessive tanning extraction. The bunches were de-stemmed to a small fermenter with maceration completed by hand pump overs. The wine was aged for two years in tightly grained French oak hogsheads.
Tasting Notes: There are beautiful notes of violets and briary black currant on the nose. The flavours on the palate are intense with the rich fruit coupled with typical Eden Valley minerality that keeps the wine nice and taut. The finish of fine grained cedar and briar like tannins guarantees a long life ahead for this wine.