2012 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
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We’ve recently enjoyed tasting some older wines at Cellar Door and thought it would be great to release a small allocation of wines from the museum for you to enjoy at home.
2012 was an excellent vintage, with a long growing season allowing more balanced vines. Ideal weather conditions were experienced in the lead up to the 2012 vintage. There was a cool start to the season, followed by a cool January. These cool conditions along with low crops, led to great varietal expression with a mid-March harvest.
2012 was an excellent vintage, with a long growing season allowing more balanced vines. The grapes from our Estate were picked and crushed into our concrete open fermenters, having a 24-hour cold soak before inoculation. Heading down boards were utilised after two days to keep the cap submerged, making finer tannin extraction without harsh phenols. Splashing-over of the wine helped increase oxygen and circulation through the skins. The wine was then pressed to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and racked three times over the next 18 months, before final blending and bottling. The 2012 shows the classic Barossa Cabernet characteristics of blackberries, cassis and beetroot earthiness and is drinking well today but will cellar well for 10+ years. - Richard Langford
|Style||Full bodied, rich|
|Aroma||Blackberry, cassis, beetroot|
|Palate||Classic Barossa Cabernet characteristics of blackberries, cassis and beetroot earthiness|
|Maturation||18 months in French oak|
|Drink||Drink now to 10+ years from vintage|
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