Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Woodstock has enjoyed a strong reputation for making Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. Situated in the higher and cooler end of the Vale, WOODSTOCK is the perfect home for the Cabernet Sauvignon variety. Warm, sunny days with cool evening gully and sea breezes ensure the Cabernet fruit ripens well and retains its natural acidity and full-bodied style.
The old Cabernet Sauvignon vines at Woodstock Wine Estate are low yielding but deliver rich, concentrated flavours. Estate Cabernet fruit is destemmed and crushed into stainless steel fermenters where it remains to ferment for no longer than 5 days, pumped over twice daily. This results in great colour and tannin structure without any bitterness or over extracted character. The wine is matured for just over 14 months in a combination of new and used American and French oak hogsheads to provide softness and complexity. McLaren Vale is famous for rich, generous middle–palate flavours in Shiraz, but this character also shines through in our Cabernet Sauvignon.
McLaren Vale regional Cabernet Sauvignon fruit characters are easily identified on both nose and palate. Lifted varietal notes of blackcurrants, sweet black plums and a touch of tomato leaf on the nose. Soft and fruit driven on the palate with hints of choc-mint, complemented by structured, elegant tannins that add a seamless richness. Great palate length with savoury grip is refreshed with lively natural acidity, a trait seen in most reds from the 2017 vintage. This timeless style of cabernet can be enjoyed young or patiently cellared for up to 15 years.
Grilled lamb loin chops or cauliflower steak served with smashed potatoes and a fresh summer salad.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Bottle Size: 750ml