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2017 Schild Estate Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Barossa Valley
Bottle size
750 mL

Bright, dark ruby hues with aromas of primary dark plum fruit, coffee grounds and cigar box. Fragrant dark plum and cassis fruit are supported by notes of chocolate, a fresh acid line and a super fine tannin structure which all work together to provide some real focus to the line of travel. An ever so slight hint of menthol briefly appears just as the fruit rolls all the way through to the back end.

Winemaking Notes

This wine is fermented in stainless steel open fermenters before undergoing secondary malolactic fermentation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. There is a focus on minimal handling and the use of oak for structural framing rather than imparting significant oak flavour. The wine is matured for 12-14 months in barrel before usually undergoing a light filtration and fining if deemed appropriate prior to bottling.

Growing Conditions

Decent amounts of replenishing winter and spring rain was followed by mild December and January temperatures. All of this ensured favourable ripening conditions, a measured pace to proceedings and later start to harvest than recently seen. As a result, the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid were the order of the day and ensured the resulting red wines from the region in 2017 look layered and pretty.

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