2010 GC Premium Cabernet Malbec

The 2010 GC Premium Cabernet Malbec displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes.

Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines.

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GCV Premium Cabernet Malbec

Overview

Cabernet and Malbec have long been great blending partners in the Clare Valley with many fine examples being produced over the years. Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard.

 

Tasting Notes

Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard. This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines. It will take decade or so to reveal its undoubted potential. Excellent cellaring proposition.

Technical Detail

 Region

100% Clare Valley, South Australia.
One of Australia's oldest and most premium wine regions, famous all around the world for it's Riesling and Shiraz wines in particular

 Varietal

Cabernet 85%, 15% Malbec

 Vineyard

Single vineyard

 When to Drink

Enjoy now or cellar for 10+ years
14.5% Alcohol

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2010 vintage was one of the earliest on record for the Clare Valley beginning in early February. While most of South Eastern Australia was affected by the continuance of a severe drought, rainfall in the Clare Valley was almost average. An early budburst followed by a warm spring and summer hastened the ripening of all varieties which meant timing of harvest was critical. The resultant wines have excellent up front flavour concentration and balanced acidity.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were both machine and hand harvested, transported to the winery, crushed into 4t open fermenters, chilled and cold soaked for approx 4-5 days prior to the natural yeasts kicking in and beginning the ferment. Fermentation was completed within 12 days prior to the wine being pressed and run into new and used French 228L barrels for just on 18 months.

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